My sister works in publishing. They do something called “summer Fridays,” which means they work a longer day Monday-Thursday, and then on Friday they only work until around noon. Sounds rad.
So yesterday, we took advantage of that and both went to hang out at Brooklyn Bridge Park. After Thursday’s great views of Brooklyn and the two bridges, I wanted to hang out on the other side of the river and see those sweet, sweet Manhattan views.
This day felt different from Thursday because there was a plan and a set destination. But it served the same purpose. I got to see some more of what’s available in my new living space, I got out of my apartment & my neighborhood, and I got some great photos and footage.
Spending the day in full view of the Manhattan skyline, a thing we see constantly in movies and on TV, and which is now a thing I can ride the subway to whenever I want, I put into words more of what I want to do with these experiences: I want to destroy Awe.
Maybe that’s not the best way to word it, there’s nothing wrong with awe. We should all maybe live with a little more awe in our minds. So I’ll put it another way.
When I lived in Chicago, and I would see the skyline represented somewhere, or on my way into & out of the city…wait, no I definitely felt awe. Shit.
New York City is incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring, and almost as cool as Chicago 😉. I can’t wait to look at this skyline like an old friend rather than an idol.