Sunday, January 27, 2013
ON oh, new york
we have a love/hate thing, you and i. i don't care for your crowds of people, your smells or packed subway cars. i can do without the negative energy, the rushingrushingrushing, or the money that just seemingly flows out of my bank account and into you. i do not miss the cold, i cannot lie.
there are memories on so many corners. the six-minute walk from 49th street to 54th, late at night when it's best to go from one bed into another. the way columbus circle looks so different now. the stage door where friends are met after shows. the steps of lincoln center, the library tucked in the back. the movie theatre in the east village. the place with the pirogues and the one with the meatballs. the nights where everything blurred together and the sun tucked us into bed.
the thing with missing one of the loves of your life, is that it aches in a different way, a subtle and constant burn that doesn't fully consume you but doesn't ever let up either. all the while you know they'll still be there. waiting for you. and if the best way to love another is to love yourself first then you will love yourself first, dammit. you must. so even while it's taken me far away from you, the best thing i can do is be here and trust that it will lead me back to you if we are meant to be. oh, new york. i know you understand. you always do.