This is where I started, on the cold streets of New York, with the subway station to my right and a homeless man to my left. For years, this view of concrete and brick was my view as I hopped on the A train away from Brooklyn. I had a corner of Manhattan where I set up my guitar and sign: PAYMENT ACCEPTED IN SING-ALONGS, IMPROMPTU DANCES, AND SMILES.
You:*waves* You made it! I was beginning to think it would just be me and my coffee today.
Me:*plops into chair* Was held up by the MTA. Major subway delays and there was this ridiculous crowd of angry people pushing against each other for any train that came. I half expected someone to shout “THIS IS SPARTA”. I hate New York.
You: No, you don’t, you love New York.
Me: Ugh, I do love New York.
You: You’re like an old married couple with the city. There’s always something to bicker about – MTA delays, insane crowds, one stop down from Times Square and all of a sudden, you’re in a dangerous neighborhood – but at the end of the day, you’d never divorce New York. Continue reading “Weekend Coffee Share: A June Pep Talk”→
1) Jade (as it is my alter-ego pseudonym) 2) Complete Real Life Name (which I can’t reveal because that defeats the purpose of having an alter-ego pseudonym) 3) Miss! (Because that’s easier for kids to say than, well, anything else) 4) AgentCLASSIFIED.