Exactly one year ago, I went on a New York Christmas Eve run in shorts and a t-shirt, and sweated! Today I decided to make this a ritual, whenever possible, and chose the same route. It was not nearly as warm, but after a rainy and grey morning, the sky had cleaned up nicely and the air was nice and cool, around 8°C – I actually could have done shorts.

North Cove Marina, Manhattan

Here are a few phone snapshots, taken to document the date more than anything else, and occupy my mind while Marie is posting charming chameleons and disas from far, far away. Surprisingly, there were very few Christmas decorations in town. As if NYC had decided as a whole that this year, not much reason to celebrate.

Peace on earth and good will to all humans, boy do we need it.