…I understand you have the ™ on Magnificent™ and its derivatives (See? In your honor, I figured out how to use the ™ in this post!). I hope in your Magnificence™, you can be magnanimous with your forgiveness for the infraction.
In the New York City area, for about the past two weeks, we have been experiencing the magnificence (non-™, ©, or ®) of Mother Nature in all her furious glory as expressed through Hurricane Sandy and the recent Nor’easter. Not so good. I think only the Canada geese who took up residence in Riverbank State Park during Sandy seemed placid. A Canadian trait, perhaps?
Yesterday, I caught a glimpse of the magnificence of Mother Nature in all her glorious finery. I first noticed a pale blue sky, tinged with delicate pink and gold with the streaking of clouds over the Watchung Mountains (yeah, I’ve never figured out why they’re called “mountains”) in New Jersey framing the skyscrapers of the Lincoln Center area in Manhattan. As the minutes passed, the colors intensified, like a grand symphony building toward to a crescendo. The colors amplified to brilliant lavenders, deep violets and blues, highlighted with rich golds. Mother Nature at her most beautiful, Divine, and, yes, magnificent.
After the suffering and horrors faced by the brave people of our region over the past weeks, I thought sharing a little of Nature’s Beauty™ was in order.