We have all passed old abandoned buildings such as this one. Even in residentail areas now, you can often find a home that just no one seems to want to live in. There is a feeling that hangs around the place, making it very uninviting. A recent experience had me visiting a well known teaching hospital. From the outside it looks big, modern, and for an institution, one could even push the envelope a little and say … it was welcoming in a cold clinical kind of way. It seems these days that there is always constrution going on .. trying to make room for the many patients needing beds or care, either In-patient, or out-patient.
This picture was found on the businessinsider.com Picture was taken by photographer Christopher Payne when he visited North Brother Island a 13 acres island between the Bronx and Ricker’s Island, the building was abandoned in 1963. It had once provided housing for World War II veterans previously it had been a hospital for those quarantined with contagious diseases…When he visited Payne had hoped to find buildings completely intact what he found was ruins. He told Business Insider “It looked like it had been abandoned for a century”
Has the world changed .. have you been in a hospital room lately. We don’t often think of hospitals until we end up in one. Trust me, you should be thinking about your life, your health, and how you want to stay healthy and out of a hospital. you can go in not feeling too well, and come out even sicker
In every city, small town, even a village, there is a park. A place to get out and enjoy nature. At this time of year, if you live in parts of the world where the fall season is a riot of colour, one of the best medicines, for feeling good, is to get out and enjoy a day in the country, or walking a park trail Wake up to the natural wonders we are surrounded by.
NY city .. a city known for its concrete and high density population, yet, it still makes room for places like this. quiet spots where you can escape daily pressures of life. Such places are everywhere, even our own backyards. The trick is to take the time, to enjoy them. You owe it to yourself, and your loved ones, to stay grounded in nature, to be alive with the joys of life, spurring you on….October is when Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving. Give appreciation for the bounty of goodness in your life….Believe that abundance is yours. Wake up to possibilities of a healthy life. Make this Thanksgiving, the first one of many.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
October is a month where we harvest our past, and move into a new beginning