A Scene From New York
Originally written on March 26, 2020
A young woman is in Time Square asking someone to take her picture
Excuse me. Will you take my picture? I don’t have a timer on my camera or a selfie stick so I can’t really do it on my own. It’s just that my parents paid for me to come here and I want them to see that I’m having a good time. I am having a good time.
It’s New York! I’m an aspiring actor, how could I not be having a good time?! I’ve seen a bunch of Broadway shows already and I have a few more lined up. I know it’s cliché but I’ve always imagined myself here. I guess most actors do. I just was surprised at truly how many people there are here. Everywhere you look there’s no empty space to move or breathe. It’s a lot. But it’s so fun!
I’ve been to Central Park and Time Square. I bought these cute tights. I’ve been to 30 Rock and NBC Studio tour. I’ve been to Yankee Stadium. The museum of natural history and The New York Public Library. It’s so good!
Are you from here? No? How long have you lived here? 10 years. Wow. When did you start to feel like a real New Yorker? Oh, you don’t know. Of course. Can I ask you something? Do you ever feel just so utterly alone here? Like there’s millions of people here but you must be the only one who is completely insignificant? No. Oh of course not. Just a question.
Smiles for photo, looks at photo
My parents will love this.