Growing up 40 miles from New York, I didn’t expect to be overwhelmed by the city. And for the most part, I haven’t been. But it catches me sometimes in its beauty, it’s efficiency, and the millions of fascinating people who call this strange collection of brick and pavement “home”.
One of the things I am most amusing myself by right now is playing pretend in the upper east side. It’s a world I don’t belong in but have happened upon due to some very generous and fortunate circumstances. It seems strange to be living among all of these stores I can’t afford. One of the things I like most so far is the garbage chute. It seems like such a stupid thing to like – it is a smelly hole where you can drop a bag of trash – but as a girl who always wanted a laundry chute growing up, I guess that makes me really easy to please! On another note, it’s kind of a great feeling to be living in the center of the world. A city unparalleled by any other, it is a swift change from my last semester in New York and my usual time in St. Paul. Definitely a worthwhile location.
New York, I have a feeling it is going to be a great summer.