Friday, August 28, 2009
Here I am on the road to NYC, on the Bolt bus and with wi-fi it seems very "civilized". I suppose I could be watching a movie or reading something but this seems the most normal thing for me to be doing right now. And it will certainly make the bus ride go faster. It takes some getting used to, this riding and typing, but it is quite a liberating feeling to be cruising along, with sites of forests all around, typing away.
I feel like I am flying!
One thing I always feel, when I go to the city, is a sense of release. It always feels like home. I am never disappointed. The vertical lines and the energy always are electrifying. I feel like a kid again. My enthusiasm is "sparked" .
This has always been how i react to the city. I guess we all have a "true" home. For my mother, growing up and living in Iowa, it was trips to the Rocky Mountains. But for me, growing up in Iowa, it was always New York.
Even in high school, when all my friends were planning their futures, when asked where I wanted to live, I said New York City. I read the New York times and every movie with a New York theme, was on my most watched list.
When my husband and I moved to Boston, it was a compromise of sorts. It was a big step for us to move from a small town in Iowa to the East coast and it was heaven for someone like me who needed city air to breath and feeling the sense of belonging, that I never did when I lived in the midwest. It was (isn't) New York, but it is great to be able to go to the city, and fit right in as if it is simply an extension of my city or simply another neighborhood.
When I am in NY, I feel invincible!!