I've lived in New York City on and off for about ten years. I have walked the Brooklyn Bridge twice before and each time I walk it I think two things --- One: The bike lane is terrifying. & Two: Bridges are truly one of the scariest and most awe inspiring things that man has created. My sister is the queen of finding a metaphor in everyday life and so I am constantly searching for it --- the metaphor that makes the moment mean something or the moment that makes the inevitable metaphor mean something more. And today, it was so terribly obvious. As I walked across the water with Craig I realized something fundamental about our relationship and maybe in turn all relationships. When you decide to commit to someone, you have built your bridge with a terrifying bike lane. You plant your big feet in the water between you, string up loads of steel webbing that you pray does not one day sharply snap, and you know once it is built it will be flooded with things that will make the path from one end to the next complicated and not always comfortable. All this to say that once you make the commitment, that bridge becomes the lifeline between who you both are as individuals and that tether can sometimes be overwhelming. Like Manhattan, I'm strong as hell. But like Manhattan, while I could survive on my own, I need the other boroughs. The city needed those iconic steel structures to support itself and in some cases lead it's heart, it's people, to freedom and I guess, so do I.
After we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge we headed to City Hall park and walked around a bit. Said hello to our main newspaper man Mr. Horace Greeley and snapped a few pics of the new modern art surrounding the beautiful fountain in the heart of the park. The we walked down to Stone Street which is easily one of the most fun finds in the city. If you have time --- head all the way downtown and go to this magical cobblestone street filled with tables, hanging lights, and tons of restaurants to choose from who all serve you in a kind of makeshift-mess-hall al fresco experience. The black bean quinoa burger and buratta plate were pretty epic!
I think I am going to love dating my city! Be sure to check out my adventures on INSTAGRAM and follow along at #DateMyCity!
DRESS - Kensie
BAG - H&M
SHOES - H&M