The city is one of my greatest resources. She is a source of beauty, serendipity, connection, and love. The more hectic our days become, the more often she reminds me, in little ways, of the success and peace that lie just around the corner. She gently nudges me along and encourages me to gain insight from all around, reminding me that the deepest beauty lies not locked away somewhere in a museum, but in the moment you spend with your daughter catching leaves as they fall, in the way you teach her to jump through puddles after a summer storm, in the aroma of fresh flowers from the farmers market, and in the glow of the Empire State... Each red brick, uneven cobblestone, shining light, vacant window, and lonely water-tower speaks to me, saying "This is it." And for me and my family, this. is. it. Our days may be sweaty and long and hectic, but they are days spent with the people we love most in a place that speaks to us; a place that inspires us; a place that drives us to not only to keep spinning the plates, even after one or two crash to the floor, but to dance while we spin.
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