“You can dance in the storm. Don't wait for the rain to be over before because it might take too long. You can can do it now. Wherever you are, right now, you can start, right now; this very moment.”
~ Israelmore Ayivor
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
~ Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
A little snowy scene from this past week’s very short lived snowfall... #picturesofnewyork
The Flatiron Building was originally to be named the Fuller Building, after George Fuller, founder of the Fuller Company, who commissioned the building as a headquarters, but everyone called it the Flatiron and the name stuck. Another earlier name for the building was Burnham’s Folly, so-called because many observers were convinced that the Flatiron would be blown over by the wind. In fact the wind did cause problems, but of another kind - eddies of wind caused by the building’s unusual shape whipped up the skirts of ladies walking along 23rd Street, and crowds of eager young men would flock to enjoy the spectacle. NYPD officers shouted at them to skedaddle, giving rise to the phrase “23 skidoo”, meaning scram or beat it.