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Monday, November 7, 2016

Monday Musings: Big Yellow Taxis Go Green! (Honoring Joni Mitchell)

On this Monday after The New York City Marathon,  I'm thinking about how accomplished and exhilarated those who completed it must feel: seeing all five boroughs of NYC, in one full swoop, while exercising, is amazing! I know this from having participated in an event that took me through the streets of all five of the cities' boroughs in one afternoon.

The event I am referring to is The Five Boro Bike Tour (TFBBT). The first time I participated in this event was on a Sunday in May of 2009 and it rained (poured) every second of the event, which did not deter my captain or I from completing it. The second year I participated in TFBBT, the weather was dry, but the heat was oppressive! However, my captain and I completed the event, albeit with a few aches and pains. The next day I posted an entry here on Blogger (re the experience and I included the cartoon that you see atop today's blog post).

Be that as it may, I thought about this cartoon this morning as I reflected on yesterday's Marathon and wondered how many runners felt like these chocolate bunnies on this morning after!

Another musing that came to my mind had to do with the singer/songwriter,  Joni Mitchell, whose birthday, I'm told is today. In by gone years, I wrote about Ms. Mitchell in relation to crocuses that grow in my urban garden. However, today I'm not thinking about what she wrote about crocuses; rather my thoughts  are on her song, Big Yellow Taxi

As it happens, I've been seeing a lot of big green taxis in the city, and when I do, I find myself thinking, Indeed, don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you got till it's gone - even big yellow taxis! Will the lyrics change to "Late last night, I heard the screen door slam, and a big GREEN taxi took away my old man....

And, lastly, re my morning musings, how could they not include the presidential election which is tomorrow! With all the long, negative campaigning, it was refreshing  for me to come across the following episode of The Beverly Hillbillies. I hope this charms your day, dear reader.

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