17 November 2011

it rained all of yesterday. but this is what i remember.

when i think of new york, before the park or the upper west side or my own little corner of 
the city, i see the chrysler building. it's so terribly romantic, so clearly from another time. it's what i remember about that first morning, after my dad left for south carolina and i felt very 
on my own here in this city i wanted to call mine. it felt too iconic to be part of my monday 
morning. and yet. there it was. 

it's the first and last thing i see on my way into and out of the subway each day. a bit of a north star, a fixed point, to begin and end my days by. it still feels too grand to be part of my every day, and yet it is now. 


  1. I'm with you, I always notice it and always love it. I don't think I'll ever tire of that building.

    Last night my visiting teachers came over and gave a little thought on appreciating the small things in life and enjoying the day to day. I used you as an example and told them about how you lead such a beautiful life because you take the time to slow down and notice your blessings and the beauty of life. I strive to be more like you. I think you're a great example!

  2. oh the bulbs! love those shots :)

  3. It is so beautiful! I am SO jealous you live in New York :(

  4. I love this post! And by the way, are you sure that isn't the Empire State Building? LOL!!!

  5. What gorgeous shots! I LOVE the Chrysler Building and anything Art Deco-- so elegant and glamorous! I think the Chrysler Building is the most beautiful element in the NYC nightscape.