Hello Angels (and Demons – and anyone else not identified in such gratuitous binary),
It’s great to be back!
I’ve finally managed to recuperate from the dream I was fortunate to embark on and I’m here to share, share, share after a bit of a dry spell.
My beautiful boyfriend took me to New York – City and Upstate! What was meant to be a simple trip for a family visit and a wedding appearance, turned out to be an awesome excursion through different parts of New York.
I was so surprised to learn that Connecticut, New Hampshire, Boston, and Canada are all within a few hour’s drive from New York. Also taken aback by the vast forestry and the real meaning of a small town. I mean, I never imagined that what I’d witnessed in TV Shows and movies was actually real – the narrow two-lane-two-way roads, the wood shuttered homes and establishments, the privately-owned-small-shops, the deer crossings. It’s all so foreign for this LA GIRL.
What a time to be alive!
My most favorite thing about New York was the moment a Doo Wop Trio hopped on to our subway car and nailed their version of Under the Boardwalk. Everything about New York – the sights, the smells, the tastes, the sounds, the people and diversity and accents, the textures – was all I’d ever dreamed of and more. Everywhere, there was a splendor of languages, colors, shapes, and sizes. Every square foot offered a brand new view – and not because I was brand new to the city, but because every building, every street, every store front, was different from the next.
I love New York and I can’t wait to go back for another visit.
That said, there’s no place like home. You can take the girl out of the hood but you can’t take the hood out of the girl.