16 Sep 2011 – Happy Bday to a wonderful sister-in-law, Ivy!
Goodbye baby, M&B and friends in Norway for this time round. Local train from OSL S to airport costing NOK 110/S$25 (would have cost twice as much on Flytoget/AirportExpress but half the time to get there and theonly option if in a rush!). Flight from OSL-KEF, 2hrs 40mins with 1hr layover in Iceland. Flight from KEF-EWR was delayed for an hour and arriving into EWR after 6hrs in the air. Airfare from OSL-EWR with IcelandExpress, NOK2,033/S$455. Super Shuttle from EWR to Manhattan, USA$23/S$29.
Arrived late Thu evening into Manhattan and woke up to a beautiful day. Walked towards Ground Zero Memorial site but lines to get in were just not what was in the mind. So has to be another time round to get into the grounds! The day was just so beautiful with strange clouds formation, it was such a delightful walk on 6th Ave down to Church St and back.
I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love – William Butler Yeats
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry – Elizabeth Frye