In the midst of it all, there must be some amusement, and where else but to find it than the streets of New York.
With all its personality and foibles,
is represented, even on a day when the doors are locked.
The key to living here is to keep your eyes open for the vital expressions of creative individuality. They’re everywhere.
We have bearded ladies,
The South of France on a West Village street,
Smiling sharks in Grand Central,
Noodles and wedding dresses to be had in one stop,
A proscenium storefront psychic with a menu of services on a music stand,
And a unique relationship to space.
New Yorkers, as tender tendrils of humanity, reach for the stars.
And behind every closed door, mystery and beauty exist in lives lived to the fullest, sometimes to the loneliest degrees. When it gets too tight inside, one only has to walk on the street and open their eyes to find a reason to smile, even on the twelfth anniversary of September 11th.