Monday, September 12, 2011

The Empty Space

My husband is lucky to work for a small, friendly company that appreciates its employees. So last week we were invited to go on a Sunset Cruise of Manhattan, aboard the Rendezvous Yacht for their 
Annual Employee Appreciation Event. 
Rendezvous Charter Yacht
Thanks to my friend DK and this creepy mind reader guy that was the on-board entertainment, we had an absolute rockin' time. (Do you hit a point when you are too old to use the term "rockin"? Well, at least my kids don't read my blog, so for the time being I'm safe) 
Being the cake-a-holic that I am, here's what we brought with us:
(Photo Credits: Elliot Grama)

The cake was based on the companies logo: 

You know you are not quite normal when you go to social events, and people come up to you and say "Hey, I can't believe you guys didn't bring some cake with you!" And then you go "Heh heh, actually we did."
 ( And it sounds exactly like that: Heh heh.)
Yep, my life, Ladies and Gentlemen. 
Anyways, onto a more somber note. It was coincidental that this cruise was right before 9/11. I know lots of bloggers posted on where they were, and how the world has changed since then. But honestly, when we passed the skyline of the missing Twin Towers, the only thing that I could think of was this great emptiness, and I was really speechless. I remember when talk of rebuilding the site was buzzing around, and everyone was tossing ideas out there, on how to honor and memorialize those who were lost. But passing the skyline last week, I think the way it is now is the way that it should stay:
(Photo Credits: Elliot Grama)

I don't go to Manhattan often, and certainly not on a cruise, so this was the first time that I saw the Tribute in Light. I just felt right away, this huge absence of something and a huge sense of loss. The effect was really very chilling, and I think that is an amazing way to remember what happened.

On to more cheerful things next week!


  1. DK approves this message :P

  2. Did you take a picture of the skyline?? Pretty amazing picture...

  3. I didn't- for the first time in my life, I forgot to bring my camera! The company had a photographer on board and he very graciously emailed me his pictures :)

  4. That is a great looking cake. How fortunate your husband is to work for such a company. This is my first visit to your blog so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a great spot for your readers to visit and I enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. Thank you Mary for your kind words! He is lucky and I am glad you enjoyed! I am a huge fan of your blog so the feeling is mutual :)


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