Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
-- Henry David Thoreau
|Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
You Are Here
If I'm in a big mall you will usually at some point find me in front of one of those maps with the "You Are Here" marker. Thank goodness that they tell me where I am when I am reading one of those things as the reason why I'm there at the map in the first place is that I don't know where I am. That's the case with most big places where I find myself attempting to navigate unfamiliar territory.
When in Manhattan if you are unfamiliar with the city you might want to run across some "You Are Here" markers now and then. A smartphone or some other device with GPS tracking can be of help. Just having a map might not be helpful to anyone challenged by map reading, but a map is certainly a good thing to have if you don't know where you are or where you are going.
This post could have been done for "X" as well--as in "X marks the spot"-- but then again there are rarely any X's to be found on the city streets just as there aren't often the display maps on the street with the "You Are Here" designation. I guess this is where the guides as described in my "W" post might come in handy.
And while we are on the subject of "You Are Here" we might consider where we are in this 7th Annual Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. This is the letter "Y" post which means there is only one more post left in my series about Manhattan. I hope you enjoyed following this series as much as I enjoyed compiling it. And I hope you had a great time if you too blogged through the alphabet with the many others who did the same.
Yes, you are here near the end of the Challenge, but there are still the A to Z events ahead like the Reflections post and the A to Z Road Trip. You can read about all of it by continuing to follow the A to Z Challenge Blog where all the details will be provided.
Tomorrow I will conclude my series with my post for Z. Wanna guess what it will be? Something famous in Manhattan perhaps? And then on Sunday May 1st I will have another post for the Battle of the Bands. This one will be a bit of a surprise with a bit of a twist. I'll include my entry for Question of the Month in this post as well. Hope you'll join me for both upcoming posts!
Do you ever refer to "You Are Here" maps? How are you about finding your way when you get lost? What is the first thing you do when you feel lost?