“I’ve seen the lights go out on Broadway,
I’ve seen the Empire State laid low.” – Billy Joel
Right now, Rose Garden is going slowly. It’s through no fault of my own, but pet owners will understand. Pumpkin has taken up a new sleeping spot, right behind my easel. It’s a choice between letting Pumpkin sleep peacefully, or get artwork done. You can probably guess my priority.
So, I’ve been paying attention to the news. Along with Hurricane Barry, it seems that Manhattan has had another blackout. I’ve lived through a couple of those. Sure, there are big crises, there are also a lot of little crises. That’s part of living in a big city.
This is an ode to New Yorkers. They gang together during times of crisis, but most are not very friendly. I think it’s a matter of personal space. If I can’t have it in literal 3D dimensions, at least I can keep my emotions clear.
I can give examples of being pulled out of bad situations by strange New Yorkers, only to be met by gruffness afterwards.
So again begs the question ….did I do the right thing leaving NYC? I’ve come to the final conclusion, it just doesn’t matter. I am in Connecticut now, and unless I suddenly am flooded with wealth, I can go back to New York City. So, end of dilemma, I must make the most happy, successful life here.
So, here’s to old new beginnings: