We had a great day today! The weather was gorgeous. We were out talking to New Yorkers and tourists alike about the horse drawn carriages. With near unanimity everybody loves the horses and wants them to stay. Of course the anti-carriage people protesting across the way would disagree. But unlike those protests with people shoving flyers into ones hand, our New Yorkers stopped, talked and took the time out to write out a postcard to the Mayor or sign their name. In general they were families. Enjoying the day with their children.
We also had two interviews today. IconicNYC.org after only a few weeks on the scene seems to be making an impact. We have our own measure for that --the amount of vitriol thrown at us -- the greater the impact the more epithets hurled. In each of the interviews, I was asked about our funding. How can a student group with just $47 in the bank (after buying pens this morning) have a continuing impact?
I was left to wonder tonight,
"Is it only Supermodels and daddy warbuck's real estate dollars that count? And are those the voices that we really want to be listening to?"
While thinking about the above and flipping through the pictures of our day in the Park, I came across the above picture -- a child with a smile and in the background the bus advertisement with the model and and tag, "Only One Style". It was then that I realized something, the only thing that is more attractive than a model is the simple smile of a child.
The Real Supermodels are the kids. The kids who see a horse and naturally gravitate to it. The kids who light up when they pet them. And the kids who smile when they are near them. And while New York is a city filled with Supermodels and other beautiful people, it is also a city filled with kids. It is those kids who are the real Supermodels!
So I'll take my $47 and buy another 135 stamps. You'll see us back in the Park photographing the only real Supermodels that matter.