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New York City meets Munich

February 20th, 2001 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Overwhelming

That’s the best way to describe today. Being back at work, back in my usual life, it just feels overwhelming. Being away from Conny View definition in a new window leads to these emotional withdrawl pains. Everything that feels easy when she’s around is suddenly almost more than I can bear. I know in a day or two, I’ll be back to my slightly numb self, and it’s just a transitional thing. That doesn’t make the feeling any less strong right now. And I know she suffering from the same thing, which makes it worse.

Things are just going so fast, and are so powerful, that I have to remind myself that it was just December when she first came here. How have we packed all those intense, intimate life changing experiences into such a short time? I never planned on being where I am right now, but I suppose life is what happens while you’re busy making plans.

The Big Rotten Apple

Being back in New York after Munich makes me realize what a visually unappealing city Manhattan is. There are some parts of it with some charm, but basically it’s an ugly, dirty eyesore. That doesn’t mean I don’t love it, or that it doesn’t have lots about it to like. But, there’s not a lot of beauty here. Culture, talent, art, opportunity and innovation abound on these crowded, filthy streets, and that’s why I love New York. But a city like Munich sure is easy on the eyes.

New York subways never looked quite so horrible until after seeing the U-bahn. It’s like the difference between rolling through a sewer on a skateboard with one bad wheel and a ride at Disneyland without the line.

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