"Give me such shows - give me the streets of Manhattan!" (Walt Whitman)
I'd really love to live in New York City in an apartment with big windows so I can have natural light and place little plants everywhere and watch the sun rise and set every single day as I read a good book in bed and drink a cup of tea while listening to some relaxing music with the noisy traffic in the background.
I want to see all the other apartment houses and how some of the people living in them are still up in the middle of the night because so many lives are being lived around me, not stopping for a moment. It would all be so exciting.
And I'd be in the middle of the city and surrounded by every lively thing, so many people and I'd create my own little world among so many other little worlds which mine could collide with. I want cool artsy friends who will accompany me to concerts, museums, to the movies and enjoy rad musicals with me.
I want them to go on walks in the middle of the night with me to grab McDonalds at four in the morning and sit in my apartment with them and talk about nothing as we stare out of the massive windows and enjoy the sight of all the lives around us.
I want to walk down the streets and blend in, I want to sit in coffeeshops and write a chapter or two and watch other people and wonder about them. I want to break free, I want to experience new things, live a new life, start over, feel new, know the possibilities, bump into the unknown.
Bump into you.
From the girl who's always dreamed of NYC,