Looking Up

I’m on the 6:15 am Acela out of New York heading home. We emerge from the Penn Station tunnel and on the left is one of the great sights anywhere, the New York skyline, East River, and then the Hellespoint Bridge.

The first class car is pretty empty, and the three men sitting on that side are all immersed in their iPhones and newspapers. No one looks up.

I know they’ve probably seen it before, but I used to live in an apartment, when first married, overlooking the Hudson and the skyline, and never became blasé about it. It was always a wonder.

I think spirituality is a connection with the world around us. And that begins by simply looking up.

 

© Alan Weiss 2017


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