We are all creatures of habit, but some of us more than others. When I was living in NYC in spring 2008, I would frequently take the 1 subway line up to 59th street, walk a few blocks across to Central Park, and make my way northward to the reservoir. I almost always passed by the children’s zoo, the sailboat pond, the Belvedere ‘castle’, and the great lawn on the way to the reservoir. It was always a nice way to spend the afternoon, and clear my head of whatever funk I was in. I made the trip more than a dozen times from March through May of that year.
Today I needed to catch the train to visit my grandparents, so I replicated the route I used to take, in reverse order. As usual the fountain was running in the reservoir, and I was lucky enough to catch a rainbow. Even in the middle of the densest part of New York, you can still find a little tranquillity, if you look.