Sunday, December 16, 2012

Life: The most precious paper on my bookshelf

... is a book passed on to me by my aunt almost 10 years ago. She came to visit us one time and left this book behind rather nonchalantly among a few other pieces of clothing and such. I was instantly enamored with the mystery and vibrancy of the images and thus began began my love affair with a city I've never met.

I Dream of NYC-01

I Dream of NYC-05

 I Dream of NYC-04

 I Dream of NYC-03

Most times this book sits in a little corner on the very bottom my bookshelf, a place easily missed by most people but a place that I will always know. We've developed a special bond over the years, I'll pull it out once in a while and admire the vast greens of Central Park and the million lights of Manhattan island at night. While these images are more than two decades old, they reveal a city of wonder, of the solidarity of one in a place of thousands, making you feel so small but part of something so big. I've always longed to visit this place but at the same time been a little afraid that the realism of its existence might tarnish this secret intimacy that we built together.

I Dream of NYC-02


  1. It looks magical in pictures. In reality, it's a busy & congested place where millions live and work. If you plan to visit, please announce early. Would love to meet you for tea, or coffee, etc.

  2. Love to see all those beautiful pictures of New York <3. I would love to go to new york! :)


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