Today I am celebrating life, art and culture in NYC, Manhattan. I know life extends beyond into the boroughs and other major cities but today I’m reflecting on the island of Manhattan and the diversity of expressions, voices, colors, faces and the unifying structure supporting life here. Its not just the famous subways & transportation system, infrastructure, city planning, architecture, public art, cultural institutions. New York is more than all these put together. It is a city of dreams and possibilities imagined and realized every day. It’s as if the very planning, structure, evolution and innovation that established the city on a physical level gives the people who live and work there the basis and freedom to fly beyond any limitations or mental barriers and baggage they brought to start with.