Big A

As I mentioned a few days previously, I recently discovered photos from a couple adventures I had a couple months ago. Being as busy as I was, I forgot to share… so I’m sharing now.

 

The last time I went to New York I must have been 13 years old. The only two things I have a clear memory of are the projects (that was a shocker for me coming from a suburban neighborhood) and Radio City Music Hall, home of The Rockettes. Something about knowing that pretty girls with long legs danced inside that building in high heels and pretty costumes really stuck with me. Other than that, NYC was a blur.

 

Fast forward to 2011, and I finally have the chance to visit once again. I never really could understand the phrase “concrete jungle” until I arrived into the heart of Manhattan. It is an odd feeling knowing that the entire plot of land you are standing on is covered in buildings, sewage systems, and asphalt… among other things. Strange to feel that you are a tiny bit of flesh and bone, amongst hard infrastructure. The smells along the streets ranging from putrid to divine are fun to decipher… and even better when you can pinpoint (the divine smells, that is).

 

I spent only 2 night there, but what a busy and eventful 2 days were had. There is so much going on within such a small plot of earth that it’s hard to sleep. Literally, I felt like I needed no sleep, and was not tired. Whether it was the exhaust, or lack of greenery I’m unsure… but I felt buzzed all the while.

 

Oh, and the food. Wow. The food was fantastic. Ducked into a tiny French bistro for a quick soup and salad… gazpacho and organic greens with homemade dressing… YUM. So simple but executed so well.

 

 

After awhile though, the city started to wear on me. I started to realize that living in a place like that would probably drain me of all life, in no time. I wanted to go home. It was a trip that left me hating and loving the infamous city, all at the same time.

 

If you could only see the beast you’ve made of me. (blog)

Really feeling this right now…

Howl, Florence + the Machine (lyrics)

If you could only see the beast you’ve made of me
I held it in but now it seems you’ve set it running free
Screaming in the dark, I howl when we’re apart
Drag my teeth across your chest to taste your beating heart

My fingers claw your skin, try to tear my way in
You are the moon that breaks the night for which I have to howl
My fingers claw your skin, try to tear my way in
You are the moon that breaks the night for which I have to
Howl, howl

Now there’s no holding back, I’m aching to attack
My blood is singing with your voice, I want to pour it out
The saints can’t help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloody feet across the hallowed ground

Like some child possessed, the beast howls in my veins
I want to find you, tear out all of your tenderness
 And howl, howl

The fabric of your flesh, pure as a wedding dress
Until I wrap myself inside your arms I cannot rest
The saints can’t help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloody feet across the hallowed ground
And howl

 

Honky Tonk

Finally, a breather! This month is cruising along very smoothly, thus far. Enjoying the chance to relax a bit, which means I’ve been organizing everything… as per usual. No rest for the wicked, lol. I uncovered some photos in my phone that I had every intention of sharing with you guys, but with the hectic nature of the last few months… I plum forgot! For instance, I uncovered the photos from a visit to the local petting zoo/farm. Riveting! They aren’t masterpieces, nor are they that interesting… but I had a lot of fun and want to share.

 

Aside from the smells and odd noises the animals make, I had no idea how adorable baby sheep and goats were. I literally almost cried because they are so damn cute. Maybe there is some merit in animal husbandry after all? Apart from that I rode a tractor through some gardens and sunflower fields… because, let’s face it, I’ve got a little honky-tonk in me. Chalk that one up to an uneventful yet blissful day. And please excuse the frumpy clothes… decided to blend in with the surroundings.