Friday, November 04, 2005

Early NY mornings

A few times a week, I walk to a neighboring parish to celebrate the 8 am Mass. These mornings have been a wonderful gift and very energizing. Millions of people on their way to work, deliveries of everything imaginable on a island that produces little for its own sustenance, and then the homeless and others who wandered through the night. Today I figured out that my round trip morning journey is about 1.66 miles. Today there was the startling presence of bands of runners from all over the world, in town for the NY Marathon. My walk is the best preparation for an early Eucharist, and the walk back a perfect thanksgiving for the mass and for life.