Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NYC > STO

NYC Harbor + Statue of Liberty  |  NYC > STO on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.blogspot.com

Tonight we fly from JFK with one-way tickets in hand.

In a few hours from now, I'll no longer be a resident of NYC—
but I'll always be a New Yorker.

Just one that's seeking her luck elsewhere for now:
“On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy. It is this largess that accounts for the presence within the city’s walls of a considerable section of the population; for the residents of Manhattan are to a large extent strangers who have pulled up stakes somewhere and come to town, seeking sanctuary or fulfillment or some greater or lesser grail.

The capacity to make such dubious gifts is a mysterious quality of New York. It can destroy an individual, or it can fulfill him, depending a good deal on luck. No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky.”

― E.B. White, Here Is New York

Nether a Mona Lisa nor a Mad Hatter anymore, but like Elton John said, I "thank the Lord for the people I have found" here.

See you from Stockholm!

NYC Harbor + Statue of Liberty  |  NYC > STO on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.blogspot.com
One year ago: A taste of spring

6 comments :

  1. I'm so excited for you, J! Safe travels and I look forward to hearing more from Stockholm! xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, Amanda! Arrived safely, but still hasn't sunk in that now I live here—probably won't seem real until I have my ID and have to take care of daily life stuff like...grocery shopping (!). :)

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  2. it must be such a bitter sweet experience for you dear..have a safe journey and keep us updated.

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    1. Perfectly described, Dixya! Hope to have more updates for you once settled but biggest one: we and all our luggage to see us through the next two months arrived! :)

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  3. Why did you buy a one way ticket? return tickets are usually cheaper.... yes that's all I've taken away from this epic post. kidding - buon viaggio!!!! WHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Ha: our tickets here were $298 each—best deal I found! :)

      So, when are we going to meet up? ;)

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XOXO,
J.