Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Why New York.

Copyright Monica L. Shulman
Central Park

"In that spellbound moment when we're suddenly willing to call this the only home we'll ever have on earth, New York let's us into a bigger secret yet: that it "gets" us."

I was browsing through a random book at Strand a few months ago when I came upon this quote.  I took a photo of the text and when I got home realized that I left out the name of the person who said the words.  I read it a few times because it really resonated with me and I loved it so much.  If anyone knows who said this, I'd love to know.  

Sometimes we think about what it would be like to live somewhere else and we feel so sad about leaving the city that we quickly change the subject.  I just push it out of my mind because I simply cannot imagine living anywhere else.  I didn't grow up in Manhattan and travel is my biggest passion (after photography) but to live?  I don't know.  I've lived in other cities here and abroad and loved it while I was there and it would be fun to try a new city but I simply love living here.  I love introducing my daughter to my favorite places and exploring the city with my family and finding new spots to fall in love with.  And, I love how New York makes me feel - curious, adventurous, alive, energetic and inspired. 





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2 comments:

Amber, theAmberShow said...

It's from Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere by André Aciman

Monica L. Shulman said...

thank you!