gifts for new york

The Characters Who Light Up Our Lives

From The Audacious Magpie Part 3, Chapter 6

The impromptu star performance I witnessed inspired this week's Big Ample gift.  It was characters like these that brightened the city's stage and Memorial Day was the perfect time to remember them all.

Using the quirky metal sculptures in the 14th Street subway station as a backdrop, the gift this week was a whimsical reminder to reflect on all who make our lives rich and meaningful.  These could be the "characters" from our own unique stories or, as the note instructed:

On this Memorial Day,

perhaps it is a good time to remember the delightful "characters" who make Manhattan amazing:

            - the cheerful train conductor

            - the enthusiastic street artist

            - your favorite delivery guy

It's a nice day to remember, we're all in this together.