I am in New York City.
And I am eating bagels and arepas and pastries and so much coffee.
I've breakfasted, brunched, lunched and suppered.
I ate sea urchin that tasted like the ocean was giving me a kiss and I drank sangria that tasted what nectar must taste like and I ate biscuits and pickled beets and fried chicken all in the same meal.
I ate a croissant that came in an actual puddle of butter.
I ate pizza with crust that was more of a crisp than a crust.
I ate scrapple. I still don't really even know what scrapple is.
Margaritas with fresh squeezed orange juice. Campari and prosecco with lime.
Bread and butter.
And I ate macaroni and cheese from a box one day when I was too tired to go out and feeling childlike and lonesome.
What is this life.
I think I am very happy for the first time in what feels like a very long time.
I don't feel like looking back and discussing what has been.
And I don't feel like looking forward and asking what's next.
I just want to be.
I read this quote a while ago, from one of my favorite musicians, a man who goes by the moniker Shakey Graves.
"I am what I am, and with this old knowledge of new places I stand on the verge of wandering the earth until I am found.
I am soon to be found."
I love this.
I believe it.
I have believed it for so long.
That you can be found.
You are never so lost that you cannot be found.
Whether it is by New York City, or a person to hold you, even just sharing a meal.
You can always be found.
And right now, I feel found.
Places to Eat in New York City and Brooklyn
|240 Central Park S New York, NY 10019|
|441 E 12th St New York, NY 10009|
Caracas Arepa Bar
|93 1/2 E 7th St New York, NY 10003|
1900 Broadway New York, NY 10023
Petrossian Boutique and Cafe