November 6th

Things aren't nearly normal in our post-hurricane city. Lines for gas are 8 hours long, my two main artery subways are down indefinitely and there are still a lot of people who are really hurting here. The truck is marooned on a side street until the gas hysteria calms itself, and I'm biding my time flushing money back into the economy through excessive use of taxi cabs. 

Last week was the 7th anniversary of my accident and I'm feeling so ridiculously lucky. I have a tradition of excessive personal niceness surrounding November 1st that dates back to a certain unemployed trip to Paris. This year it was fancy clog boots and a surprise pumpkin pie from Michael with 7 candles. 7 years and I am feeling good.

Survival is the best present of all and it's especially appreciated this year. Chin up, New York. Humans are strong things. Now let's celebrate our survival and vote! 

22 comments:

  1. You´re absolutely right - and I find your election very interesting, will be exciting to see who wins! :-)

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  2. Hope it's a happy day for you! I was in a very bad accident several years ago also and you're right...survival is the best present. It's made my life so much richer. xo

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  3. Glad to hear such optimism and personal motivation. Spread the good vibes!

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  4. This post is beautiful and has filled me with optimism and joy. You are infectious girl!

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  5. Keep up the good work. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. I always think about you the first week of November. Much love. xo

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  7. warm embraces from a fellow New Yorker.. celebrate each day and smile always...xo

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  8. After going very close to the abyss 6 years ago I can definitely relate. Thanks for the beauty you continue to shine on the world.

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  9. Aw, girl, you are a wonder and an inspiration. Seven. You should be ridiculously, exceptionally proud. Xoxo

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  10. I'm in your club as well...great to experience every day that comes along. This post is not only inspiring...but beatiful in the simple perfect photo. I was just telling a friend last Sunday that I want to see more standard mums...and there it is...in bronze no less. Here's to your next beautiful seven.

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  11. beautiful post amy, you are so strong

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  12. I've been following your blog for some time now (less than a year however) and have never posted a comment. Not to be cheesy but I think its about time. If I wasn't a dance teacher, florist would be in my top 3 jobs. I live vicariously through you/your posts. Its a very flamboyant fake life. I had no idea about your accident until this post. Looked it up. Read the post. Completely and utterly more in love with your talent/attitude/posts/pics/etc. Here's to another year of amazingness. Thank YOU.

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  14. Wow, I just learned about your experience too from this post, and I also live vicariously through your flower arranging career. Not to mention just the tremendous, rich eye candy I can always count on when visiting An Apple A Day. I do have a question: Is there a post where you talk about your journey from clothing designer to floral arranging? It's all so fascinating. Much love beautiful person!

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