This week I am guest posting on A Clown On Fire at the request of it’s creator. If you’ve ever wondered how I feel about New York City since having moved there, read New York: Allegedly the Greatest City in the World and send him some traffic. I talk about infrastructure, tourism, and the kind of mindset you need to survive. Here’s a taste:
It occurred to me, while eating rainbow sprinkles directly out of their container, that everyone who lives in New York cannot stop talking about how it’s the best city in the entire world. The reason behind this has everything to do with how incredibly difficult it can be to carve out a comfortable life here. You sort of have to reassure yourself that you’ve made the right choice in staying, so, at every opportunity, you feel compelled to remind everyone just how grand it is. It isn’t really a lie, just a more complicated truth. New York City certainly isn’t a location that coddles your mental health and sometimes there is so much garbage, both human and traditional, that you just want to run out screaming into the woods…
“It’s like a basketball, invisible, soaring through vast dimensions that maps, technology or minds can’t define. I call this place home.” – Brett Cimbalik (New York resident)
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