Juxtaposition: Subway Therapy On Way to Holiday Whimsy

New York City, Featured

So here I was on the way to the New York City Union Square holiday fair which is held outside next to the uber fabulous green market. Lo and behold, I couldn’t take my eyes off of the never-ending wall of post-it notes in the “Subway Therapy” area. This installation has taken over a few of the urban subway stations including Union Square. So many grabbed a post-it note, wrote down their thoughts, affirmations, love and fear. {UPDATE: “Sticky Notes Will Be Preserved by the New-York Historical Society”} Governor Cuomo jotted his note:

New York State holds the torch high! – Andrew C.

 ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free … I lift my lamp beside the golden door’ Emma Lazarus

As people here and around the country are activated by the political environment, I imagine that art and activism will continue to become a larger part of our daily lives. On this day, for me, I was struck that both the post-it note wall and the holiday market had the same effect: strangers were able to connect over the beauty and whimsy in front of them.


Post-it notes at Union Square subway station





Holiday lit ball ornament @nancymoon

Some of my favorite holiday lights, I use these all year round!


tree at my feet

Elizabeth’s tree


red and green jelly beans at holiday @nancymoon

Who can resist these sugary green and red jelly beans?


Little girl on daddy's shoulder @nancymoon

The holiday parade and the little girl on her daddy’s shoulders


doggies at christmas

My friend’s holiday dogs in Jacksonville


ornament on christmas tree @nancymoon

I’m a sucker for cool ornaments, and those yellow lights


wreath on a wood house

The wreath on the barn


holiday party tree

From a holiday showhouse a few years ago, must replicate


holiday party candles and fireplace

A designer showhouse glow

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