Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Spirit of New York

New York. The City that Never Sleeps. The Big Apple. Endless Possibilities.
Many people find New York fascinating and exciting - and why would they think differently? New York is everywhere, no matter where you live. We see it on TV, on photographs or online. But some of us actually have to live there. Nobody tells you about the endless hours New Yorkers waste on public transportation to get to school or work every day. Delays, sick passengers, police investigations or a Barack Obama in town just add the cherry on top of commuting madness. Nobody mentions the variety of smells that you are exposed to day after day - a mixture of sweet armpit sweat with zesty dog urine and a (major) hint of rotten garbage. Nobody speaks of the years of lifetime you are loosing due to stress. No matter how balanced you are - New York will eventually get under your skin. It's like an infection. A disease that creeps up on you, changing the way you think. If you are on your daily obstacle run to work and all you can think of is: "LADY, CAN YOU WALK ANY SLOWER??" or "OH GOD, I HAVE TO WAIT 4 MORE MINUTES, SCREW MY LIFE!!" you did it. You are officially living the dream. 

Now York. The City that never sleeps. The Big Apple. Endless possibilities.


  1. Hi Lynn, I like the comments of the things 'nobody mentions' of the metropolis experience - and in light of today's session (identity) - the impact this has on your sense of ,self' - perhaps teaching us to develop a blase attitude. Well done and I look forward to more posts!

  2. Hi Lynn, I can totally relate to what you wrote and have woken up in New York thinking to myself "why am I still here, it's such a crazy place?". Like most people that live IN NYC, I realized that we all have a hate/love relationship with this city. In the media of course it is portrayed as one of the most amazing places in the world not mentioning that you will live in a shoebox and barely have any money. However, I have to admit that I had some very great experiences and I will never regret that I decided to live there. After all, if you make it in NY, you can make it anywhere.