Friday, October 12, 2012

Once Again, Andrew Sullivan Does Not Speak For Me

He recently moved to New York City and he just hates it.

I've been here for 20 years, and I've had the time of my life.  Sure it's crowded, dirty, noisy, and way over-priced, but those of us who came here didn't expect (or care) about being comfortable.  I came for the adventure, the art, the promise of a new start, and to breath the smoggy air of Liberty.

I got what I came for, and I'm still getting it in this melodramatic place.  I can walk streets once familiar to a lot of very great people, whose ghosts I can summon whenever I visit familiar places.  I've met some great and amazing people that I don't think I'd have met anywhere else.  I've had some great adventures.  I'm doing here everything I set out in life to do, everything that for years I was told that I couldn't and shouldn't do.


Also Andrew, no, I don't think the Republican Party will eventually turn into something like the British Conservative Party and take a secular libertarian direction.  I think it's going to double down on the bat-shit crazy, win or lose in November.


JCF said...

Sully can be such a drama queen sometimes. }-/

I've lived a number of places in my adult life, and found enjoyable aspects of all of them. NYC (Manhattan) 1990-1994, included.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

I spent two months out of every year for a couple of decades (sometimes more time and sometimes less time) in New York. I was a retail buyer and later wholesale biz...when I was really young I would stay with friends in the village in a fifth floor walk up and we'd use my free pairs of theatre tickets and my perdium on FUN, FUN, FUN! I love New York...yes, mind whirls (and I´m still alive) Len

Leonardo Ricardo said...

I wanted to mention that as I read your blog, your adventures, your New York historical reviews, I can feel like I am in New York and I can feel your enthusiasm for the city...thank you.

Grandmère Mimi said...

I don't live in NYC, but I love to visit. It's a great city, and surely if I had to choose between DC and NYC as my place to live, the choice would be easy.