Aug 4, 2011

Just Remenbering....

They say life's what happens when you're busy making other plans. But sometimes in New York, life is what happens when you're waiting for a table...

younger days:)
 Do you ever have one of these days when all of a sudden a memory comes to you like a little flash of lightning, could be from a smell, a sound, a picture or just something vague you really can't put your finger on and  it reminds you of days long gone by?  Of a time in your life when you were younger, so full of this need to discover, experiment, and live everyday with with a passion and intensity that is unique to the young. 

I still have this passion for life (maybe more so), but  I was reading a book and the setting was New York.  In that instant I  pictured myself back living in NYC with my sister.  Fresh out of college she and I ventured out on our own to a life completely different from what we were used to.  No longer were we those "little girls".  We  were now on our own in a city bigger than life itself.

NYC Skyline

There was so much to absorb.  All fascinating and challenging.  Our first time in a taxi in NYC was an experience in itself.   It was a miracle we survived our first taxi I have heard mentioned there are what is known as "taxi rules" in NY.  Goes something like this:

1. Driver speaks no English.
2. Driver just got here two days ago from someplace like Segal.
3. Driver hates you.”
You would think that after this experience we would be ready to run back home to what we knew as safe.  Not so fast.  For me this was just the beginning of a wonderful adventure.  With each passing day I loved NY more and more.  I often am asked if the people in NY are really as rude as portrayed?  My experience was of one of the friendliest, no nonsense people I have ever met.  Straight to the point if you liked it or not and I LOVED it!!
I loved the unique sense of humor, I loved the fact that the city is always buzzing be it with good or was just alive and I blended in so well with all the chaos and uniqueness of this wonderful city.
Today I had nostalgia for it. 
I can't wait to get back to New York City where at least when I walk down the street, no one ever hesitates to tell me exactly what they think of me...
until next time...