15 July 2014

A Walk In The Park

Here's one very important item I forgot to include on my summer bucket list: plenty of downtime in Central Park. Without a doubt, I consider it one of New York City's greatest treasures--time there is never wasted. During the summer months, the vibrancy of green in every direction (as evidenced above) is enough to make you forget you're in the middle of the city.

I am currently reading Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc., a book of essays by Delia Ephron (Nora's sister). The way she writes about New York City causes me to frantically search for a pen so I can transcribe my favorite little bits, like this:

"If New York is for you, nothing else will do. The beauty, the excitement, the friction, the thrill of mystery...mostly, however, loving New York is personal: the  validation of identity. New Yorkers are born all over the country and then they come to the city and it strikes them, 'Oh, this is who I am."

This is true for me, having come here for college ten years ago (ten years!) with nothing more than a few plastic bins and the beautiful naiveté of being eighteen and out on your own for the first time.

P.S. More bubbles!

[Photos: May - July 2014 // Central Park, NYC]


  1. I miss New York! It's such an amazing and buzzing city <3 I wish I could spend my afternoon chilling in Central Park :) Sounds dreamy! x

  2. So dreamy! New York is in my blood too...I don't think I'll ever get it out and I'm certain I don't even want to! Tell me more about these authors you mentioned! Do you have favorite books by them? Somehow I'd never heard of Nora or Delia Ephron until now. I've looked them up on goodreads and after Sister Mother Husband Dog Etc., I don't know where to begin. :)


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