Tuesday, April 26, 2011


About a year ago I discovered these three words...BECOME YOUR DREAM…scrawled on the side of a box amidst a pile of garbage on an Upper East Side sidewalk.

This beautifully poignant message resonated with me, so I snapped a shot thinking I had found an anomaly. Or that it had found me.

A few months later I saw those same words on a another pile of scraps and then again at a construction site in the same neighborhood. I eventually learned that East Harlem street artist James De La Vega and his team were responsible.

Yesterday, in seriously serendipitous fashion, I ran into Mr. De La Vega as he was making his mark with white chalk on a sidewalk somewhere on 3rd avenue near 72nd street. I had no idea it was him until I saw his name next to the drawing. 

He had already hurried off, but I followed him across the street…psycho stalker style…and when I finally caught up, I told him how much I appreciated his work. He asked me my name, whipped out his chalk and made me a masterpiece.

 Simple, sweet and especially for me!

 A few blocks later, another message…

The ultimate, universally shared dream. 


  1. Love love love this ... So ironic yet no coincidence....XOXO

  2. I know, so great when things like that happen. It made my day. Glad I had the chops to chase him down, something I would previously shy away from. I'll exercise that muscle more often now...who knows what else will come out of that. Love that you love! xo

  3. What a kool experience. It's almost as if blogging opens you up to genuine experiences of self realization and growth...and this will surely help others. I'm loving your much to offer!

  4. Thanks so much!!! I love that you're enjoying it...really encouraging. It's taken a lot of work over time, but I am finally opening myself up and I think this process is naturally facilitating that in my life.

    I truly hope it helps others. That's the dream.

    Thanks again for your support!