When you're new to this phenomenal town, everything around you is an experience. The sights, the sounds, the smells. New York is everything you'd envisioned but oh-so much more. Your eyes bounce off one corner to the next, from the brownstones of Brooklyn to the colorful storefronts of the Bronx. Everything is exciting; the city is brimming with a sensory feast for even the most stodgy individual. Then six years passes, and you've easily become that person booking it to the same train you take every morning, eyes transfixed on your handheld or anything
other than those surroundings that once plagued you with inspired appreciation and awe. Until your ears fall upon the melody of a lonely violin playing on a damp subway platform, or your eyes happen upon an interesting graffiti tag on a building you pass every day, are you transported back to that place you once knew, some odd years ago, when you realized just how special this city really is.
The next time you're cruising through the grimy, story-laden NYC streets on autopilot, give yourself a second to stop, and look up. She truly becomes more magical with age, and she's hoping you haven't forgotten.