Friday, March 03, 2006

I Love New York

I believe in the possibility of anything. As such, I think reincarnation is a viable concept. Sometimes I have moments where I'm standing on the edge of the cliff looking over into the reincarnation pool of belief and I'm ready to take a dive and embrace the concept fully.

When I meet certain people the desire is the strongest. I don't know quite how to explain it but it's this draw toward someone. I equate it to a soul connection or what some might call a soul mate. However, it's not just a romantic thing. Heck, sometimes I don't even need to meet the person. It can be someone I pass on the street. It can occur with a man or a woman, age is irrelevant too. It's different than a physical attraction. It's this feeling like I know them or I want to know them, to just be in their presence even. I think the best way to describe the connection is that it's like when you've found a really great book that you just love so much that you don't want to put it down. It connects with you in all the right places. It happens sporadically so I've never been able to determine if there is some kind of pattern. Sometimes, I think it occurs because the person is reminding me of someone I met as a child and the memory is so dim that the current reality and memory aren't connecting.

Whatever it is, I had that same feeling about New York, not a person I saw there but the place itself. I felt like I was home. I loved the energy and dynamics of the city so much so that the cold weather and snow barely bothered me. I could practically feel the history of the architecture whispering to me. I get the feeling that maybe some day I will live there. Or, maybe, it's just that I've lived there before in another life and somewhere inside of me I am remembering. Which ever case it may be, I plan on returning as often as I can. There is still so much left for me to see. The weekend was stunted by the blizzard and felt like a tease, a mere sip of the offerings.

I've posted all of my pictures into Flickr. I still need to add titles and descriptions and maybe weed out a few.

9 comments:

Lisa :-] said...

I've heard that New York has that kind of mystical affect on people. So many positive vibes emanate from that huge metropolis. I'll have to overcome my aversion to cities and go there someday.

MyMaracas said...

Ahh, New York. The quintessential Siren city. My son spent a summer there as an intern, and he's longed to return ever since.

I know exactly what you mean about reincarnation. In fact, that same son, when he was a toddler, used to tell me about his "other" life, "back when I was big." And I swear I knew my husband on sight, the first time we ever met. Perhaps we are more than we know.

Becky said...

It's so weird that you were in my neck of the woods at the same time I was in yours. If you do get the urge to revisit New York, look me up. ;-)

Kathy said...

I don't belive in reincarnation, but I do believe that some places -- and people -- just feel more like home to our souls than others.

tiny dancer said...

I totally get this! This is how I felt when I came to your corner of the world out there.

Judith HeartSong said...

great post. I have a friend who lives in the city and one of these days I will take the train up to see her. I have always adored New York.

ChasingMoksha said...

I believe we live over and over again until we get it pure. I have a strong attachment to England. I feel like I belong there, that I am at home and everything is peaceful.

gigi said...

Great Photos! And this one's SO New York! Glad you had a great time. I lived there in another life too. Oh, wait...it was this one...

Do you get my accent now? ;D

gigi said...

What'd you do ~ go back?

Oh, just post already. Don't make me call you at work. :)