Yesterday was Bastille Day and the city was buzzing. I managed to go to a friends send off last night and then passed through Union Square to watch The Artist on the big screen before walking by a few swanky parties with towering balloon arches as I made my way home. It was a late night and knowing I'd want to sleep in I put the blinds down, for the first time. When I woke up this morning I watched the shadows move on the curtain and was elated to have slept in a little later than usual. I've been noticing the light streams through the gaps in the awning, shadows and shapes made in the security grates, signs and brick more than usual the past few days.