It's been over 20 years since I've been in Manhattan
and my husband reminded me that I'm not the person I was when I lived here
(I went to college in Brooklyn)
I am most definitely more comfortable in my own skin now-
as New York can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed and exposed
As well as excited and inspired by the clash of sensations that bombard you
as you walk around.
In any truly large city it's always impressive to witness the amount of humanity
that can coexist together- like a magnet we are drawn together
to these points on the map...
I had to ask my kids-
"Do you think you're a city mouse or a country mouse?"