Culture & Art
The truth of the matter is, having someone care too much about you is a rarity.
Thank you for teaching me how to love even after those lights go off and everyone is gone.
New York, USA. This is one vicious city. It is mean, it is energetic, it is fast and it will plunge you deep to the way the real world is. New York is often considered the “Crossroads of the World. New York is a combination of several elements from art, to culture, to cuisine and business.
Let my irreverently queer, patriarchy-bashing, black-lives-adoring art draw their eye and draw their pathetic fear from the hateful shadows of this country.
Because in the end, you won’t be telling your grandchildren about your awesome salary, or the Mercedes Benz you got to buy when you were 24. No, you’ll tell them about the people you met in Australia, or Thailand. You’ll tell them about finally landing the job of your dreams and moving to the city you always wanted to live in.
I was telling a story to four colleagues about how at a park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that morning, a man had said to me immediately upon seeing me, “Hey, where are you from, Japan?” I told my coworkers that I couldn’t believe that people were still asking, “Where are you from?” to ask about ethnicity.
Now, beauty it comes in simple moments like feeling clean or the exchange of smiles with strangers and friends. Beauty is no longer a game I play; it no longer discriminates.
Moving away, leaving them behind, will not make them happy, if anything it will tear them apart, but they will never let this be known.