I saw Manhattan for the first time last night, which explains the title. Isn't it so sad when Isaac says that to Tracy, before she leaves for school in London? "Well, everyone gets corrupted," she replies. How true.
And how about when Isaac is looking at the skyline and says "This city is just, a real knockout"? Will he always feel that way? Because sometimes I love Paris so much I think this can't possibly be free, and I'd really like for that feeling to never change.
This is what a bright Fall day is to me--being in pain every time I have to take the metro. Physically repulsed when I have to go inside. Taking the long way home so I can cut through the Jardin du Luxembourg. Do you get sick of hearing me talk about how perfectly my neighborhood is located for walking everywhere?
There’s going to be a lot of change for me this winter, and I’m starting to get real worried (and excited, but mostly worried). My way of dealing with change is to go into a state of denial until the last minute when the inevitable must happen and to then panic. What? This thing that I always knew was arriving actually came? Even with my feelings I procrastinate.
Why do things have to change? Change is really, really not my friend. And short days make me kind of sad. You know what I love though? The leaves right now at the Jardin du Luxembourg. They’re really pretty and part of me can imagine that the thing I like about them will never, ever end.