Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The Apple's Shadow
There it is, just past the fire hydrant and across the river.
Most of the time it comes into view as we drive to our friends houses or the store. The kids point out New York City and recognize the Empire State building. They don't yet recognize all of the amazing opportunities we have by living close to this amazing city, but already I can see the influence on them. Their ease with crossing busy streets, their interest in different museums and their exposure to so many different cultures.
Sometimes living so close we take it for granted, citing the hassles of the city as excuses. But every once in a while I take a breath and look over at the skyline and remember how lucky we are.