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random thoughts in NYC

New York remains what it has always been: a city of ebb and flow, a city of constant shifts of population and economics, a city of virtually no rest. It is harsh, dirty, and dangerous, it is whimsical and fanciful, it is beautiful and soaring – it is not one or another of these things but all of them, all at once, and to fail to accept this paradox is to deny the reality of city existence. ~Paul Goldberger~ In December, I was given a gift from my wonderful husband that allowed me to put a checkmark beside another one of my bucket list items: Experience New York City at Christmastime.
I kept telling myself to keep my expectations low. I did not want to go in with over exaggerated whims and notions...just in case.
Not even being seated in the last row of the airplane, without a window, mind you, could bring my spirits down. I was so excited. Writing about it now makes me excited about it all over again.
About that window comment...
Just to clarify, our row was windowless. I was in the &…