The Bard and Jester

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I can be a clown, a poet, a fool, a romantic, a diplomat, a all depends upon the timing and circumstance.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Cool Manhattan Moment

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I always had a love/hate relationship with the city...New York City, that is.
It's where I grew up and over the years the sheer press of people, the constant noise, the potpourri stench of garbage in the summer heat, the smelly cattle-like experience of commuting to and from work in the all became too much for me and I came to loathe Manhattan most of the time.

But every now and then, there'd be a special moment that would surprise me and inspire a grudging love for the city.

One summer night, for instance, on my way home--I lived in Brooklyn about 15 minutes from Greenwhich Village--I got stuck in the gridlock of vehicles waiting to enter the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. I must've sat in that long line for at least an hour.

At some point, a bored driver a few cars behind me began to drum his or her horn. Other cars joined in and soon they had a cool honking beat going.

There was a dark luxury car directly in front of me. Suddenly, its sunroof slid back and the flared end of a trumpet emerged, adding its swirling notes to the beat of the car horns.

It was a real music video moment and I had to smile.

I whispered, "Damn you, New York, how you make me love you sometimes..."


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