When I moved to New York City in 2001, I was 27. it was February and winter was at its bleakest. But, I went to work every day thrilled to finally be in the Big Apple. I got a job working for a friend-of-a-friend at a very small branding agency in Chinatown. I was employee number three. There was never a fourth.
So touching Skyler. I feel you are finding a home in your writing voice, which may be deeper and even more sustaining that NYC was, before 9/11. It's a voice that feels wide to me- curious, caring, and generous.
Thank you for that Skyler. That was beautifully written and brought to life what I think when remembering NYC visits in my 20’s. A perfect place to position my remembrance of such a horrific day.
Such an evocative, moving piece. We are, indeed, all connected.
A very moving piece Sky. I just happened to have watched the full two hours of a NYC news channel broadcast on YouTube yesterday afternoon. That newscast captured an event that stopped the world that morning. I kept thinking about how in a span of just 2 hours, four hijacked planes and those two buildings (how many lives in all?) were all brought to the ground. I relived that time through the taped broadcast by the people who were reporting it and it brought all of the same feelings I had had that Tuesday morning 22 years ago. Thank you for sharing your before and after picture in words. It was very moving. You are a gifted writer.