For the next 68 minutes, all will be right in the world
When it comes to relaxing I’m always surprised by how many people neglect the healing power of music. I try not to judge other people’s vices, many of which are legal, some of which I guess are sort of, but for me nothing has ever come close to bringing me peace like a simple playlist and perhaps a brisk walk to help get the heart rate moving, especially during that distinct feeling of Autumn in New York City.
Mary's Last Shift
There was nothing remarkable about the old woman who worked the admission counter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. No one knew much about her except for the name listed on her name tag, Mary, and that she worked at that counter for decades. Co-workers assumed she must have had dire financial struggles since working a low-waged job for all those years couldn’t possibly be her choice. Many took notice of her peculiar habit of cycling through the same four different outfits, which some even had fun “betting” on which one she would wear that day. For those that worked alongside her, it was suspected that her health must have been poor due to a slight tremble, which became more pronounced through the years.