Tuesday, July 02, 2024

Sign Me Up

This John Steinbeck quote made me smile on the way to work today:
“New York is an ugly city, a dirty city. Its climate is a scandal, its politics are used to frighten children, its traffic is madness, its competition is murderous. But there is one thing about it:  Once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough.”
It rings true, although it was another John -- Updike -- who really spoke to me:
“The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.”
Do I think everyone should want to live in New York? Of course not. (I live here so you don't have to!) But I just remember feeling like life was passing me by when I lived elsewhere, so am extremely grateful to call it my home.

1 comment:

Jeffery said...

I live in Philadelphia. Good enough.