Monday, June 11, 2007

new york


new york i want to love you but some things get in the way:
everything takes longer and costs more than you think
its too fast paced
people are too busy
but then You go and do something magical
like allow me to have dinner under the Brooklyn Bridge with my sweetie for his birthday
and I see another side of you
and I start to think
I might just miss you
when we leave.

11 comments:

L.L. Barkat said...

And this leaving... when might this be taking place? (You will be missed, you know.)

Andrea said...

oh, one day. :)
It could be a year...or 10. But we know oneday it will be!!

Mrs. Pivec said...

I somehow never knew you were in NYC. I never, never would have placed you there - from your writings or your photo. Utah - definitely - NYC, not. That you are who you are where you are is somehow amazing to me. I think NYC needs you... maybe it always will. But I SO understand your feelings. Your dinner sounds lovely though. :)

Andrea said...

Mrs P.
Actually, I am now about 45 min north of NYC in the suburbs. :) So it is a little bit more of "normalcy" than NYC. People don't realize that there are areas not too far out of NYC that have more than just concrete!! Thanks for your kind words. I am not a Manhattanite, but I suppose a New Yorker now. It definitely has been a growing experience, but a great learning one, too. :)

Miriam said...

I agree, whenever I think of you in New York, I smile, because it just doesn't seem "you." But, I think it is very cool that you are there, and I would love to come visit you someday before you go.(I've always hoped to visit NYC.) Do you live very close to the heart of the city? It would be neat to hear of more of your interesting experiences there, and, I wish you many more beautiful, magical moments. :)

Miriam said...

I just saw your response to Mrs. P. about where you live in relation to the city. :) It's kind of fun knowing I'm online at the same time as you...

tonia said...

It's a gift to be able to see the beauty in the places we are planted. Your night sounds wonderful. I've only been to NYC once, but just the words "Brooklyn Bridge" conjured up a smile and a flash of warm memories for me. When you leave someday you will be glad you were wise enough to embrace the moments. :) Good for you!

Ann V.@HolyExperience said...

Yes, He does that, doesn't He--something magical... all the time.

Beautiful.

Beverly said...

I love your thoughts of NY! We used to live 30 minutes away ... in the "burbs." I used to get frustrated about the traffic, and the cost of everything. But my husband and I had some precious times in the city on special days!

Elise said...

I know I know! Move to Utah! ;) This was so sweet, Andrea.

e-Mom said...

Wow, that's a big change! I wanted to go to NYC ever since I was a little girl after watching "West Side Story." (I still love the music.) We finally did visit your fair city in 2001, right before 9/11. What an amazing place! Moving soon? Hugs, e-Mom