Wednesday, June 24, 2009

See you soon, old friend.

I was in love with New York. I do not mean “love” in any colloquial way, I mean that I was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and you never love anyone quite that way again.
I remember walking across Sixty-second Street one twilight that first spring, or the second spring, they were all alike for a while.
I was late to meet someone, but I stopped at Lexington Avenue and bought a peach and stood on the corner eating it, and knew that I had come out of the West and reached the mirage.
I could taste the peach and feel the soft air blowing from a subway grating on my legs, and I could smell lilac and garbage and expensive perfume and I knew that it would cost something sooner or later.
- Joan Didion, 1967

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  1. what a lovely this!

  2. Wish I was going with you.

  3. Love this post. New York is my favorite place on earth.

  4. I'm married to New York the way the old salts are married to the sea.


The divine PB&J in me, salutes the divine PB&J in you.