Four times a year, New Yorkers freak out about Manhattanhenge, when the sun lines up exactly with Manhattan’s street grid and the city is enveloped in a radiant glow. Tonight is one of those nights! We love this Manhattanhenge photo by Jared Kay. You can see a full sunset at 8:12 p.m. tonight. Can’t make it this weekend? Manhattanhenge happens again July 11 and 12. (via @yourtake)
Have you ever thought about how much is available to you, to use and take in and enjoy, without needing to own them? Concerts, libraries, parks, a good joke, sunsets, the smell of freshly cut grass, soaking in the sun a lazy afternoon in August, or sharing a cup of coffee with someone you love on a still Sunday morning, watching the world wake up? And have you ever thought about the fact that memories, all your memories, are built on these things—things you don’t need to own. They are like the universe’s gift to us all, to enjoy. Like a present to celebrate you being here. How beautiful is that?