Who would have thought that after more than 10 years I'd still be in love?
Truthfully, We've been together for 10 years but our love affair started years before that when I was a tiny boy growing up in rural upstate New York.
Though I sometimes take it for granted, there are moments when I fall completely head over heels again and it all feels new & different. It's the longest love affair I've ever had.
Last night was one of these moments. I was working at 7 World Trade Center, the 45th Floor. The views of the city where breathtaking & beautiful. God even decided to indulge me & paint a glorious sunset that relflected off the Hudson. Once night had fallen I had trouble deciding which was the more beautiful, New York at night or New York by day.
I looked down to the footprint of the Twin Towers, and thought: "God, NY you've been through so much", then thought the same about myself. My eyes slowly moving across the vast emptiness and focusing on the Trinity Church. The history spanning back centuries and that through it all, we carry on.
I left work at around 12:30a, glanced up through the canyons of buildings surrounding me. It was peaceful & almost quiet (well as quiet as it can be in NY) but dampered. I stared straight up like a tourist, through the lights and had glimpses of little wispy lavender colored clouds against the midnight blue sky. I was struck with a strange sense of belonging even though I was entirely alone, I felt connected. The street, the lights, the city were all mine for a moment and I was theirs.
You've done it again New York, put a little more into the flame of my love for you which was already burning bright.
A part of my Dad's spirit - is a part of mine.
6 months ago