And here I end with the view from where I sit. Rainy Seattle.
In mid April, the twin and I popped over to NY to attend SVA's accepted student's day, reacquaint ourselves with the beautiful melee, and meet up with some friendly talent. We stayed at a sweet little place in Manhattan near Madison Square Park. The noise kept me up and I found myself in a number of cold sweats due to the heat and humidity more than a few times but awoke slowly the first morning by a more pleasant sort of bustle. Below our window, a flea market had appeared from the wasteland that was a parking lot. We adventured through Chelsea and Midtown, took the subway and traversed Central Park. We sought good food and fell in love with the city just a little bit more. When we met Taylor and Tom with Grant, we saw Brooklyn and took a little boat back over to Williamsburg. On the water we could see the statue in the distance, it was a lovely little jaunt! I struck out on my own just once and loved the experience. New York is only daunting on the surface but with enough time and a spirit for adventure, it really is quite friendly and exciting.