The world seemed like a dream to me.
New York City
Something as bleak as the death of a husband made them appear wildly provocative, and for no other reason than the fact that they were no longer tied down to a man.
Sure, tourists want to have an adventure and a new experience, but who gets to decide what is authentic, what is the ‘real’ Bushwick or Hell’s Kitchen, or DUMBO? Who are the people coming up with these concepts? What is the impact of a branded place on our city?
“Like any true love, it drives you crazy, but you know you wouldn’t change anything.”
Do you think about the city as a whole, or only as its various parts? The MTA gets you somewhere, but how does that connect to jobs? Do you care? You should.
Cry, but don’t in public.
People move to New York, expecting the city to give them a purpose. However, this is not real. No one, and no place, can discover your life’s purpose for you.
It’s only as challenging as it is rewarding. It’s the type of place that won’t just give — it will expect more of you, it will ask that you earn.
Chances are, if you are walking slowly in Manhattan, you are a tourist.
I just thought, “I’m so lonely.”