Tonight I’m hosting a friend from China who’s surfing my couch. We played cards, drank wine and listened to music. It’s been over a year since we last said goodbye in the Far East so we’ve been catching up on everything from what’s happened in Beijing since the Olympics to what other board games we like (I definitely kicked butt in Scrabble earlier 356 to 256 ;). But what struck me is that we could be anywhere in the world doing this same thing. Literally anywhere. It’s a little surreal. As cliché as it sounds, sometimes it’s nice to have the gentle reminder that it’s not actually the place that you’re at that’s important, but the people that you surround yourself with. While I’m still getting my bearings in the Big Apple, I’m comforted by knowing that loved ones, both family and friends, are close by. Moreso, I like that being in NYC makes it easier to connect with people, whether it’s due to the fact that there are two international airports at my backdoor or that Boston, Philly and DC are a cheap train or bus ride away. In Tennessee and Cincinnati I didn’t get to connect with as many people as I have in Boston and New York. After a month and a half, one of the first things I’ve discovered about New York City is that I like this.
Could be Anywhere…
October 18th, 2009 · 8 Comments