"There is something in New York air that makes sleep useless." - Simone de Beauvoir
I think what Simone meant to say was, "There is so much pollen in New York air that you should give up all hope of sleep." She really should have been more straightforward with us so that I could have known what I was in for. Way to help a sister out, Simone.
This is my first spring in New York, and it turns out I was wildly unprepared. I swear we went from winter to spring in one night. I woke up one morning and everything had bloomed - everything! - and it wasn't even like things were blooming, they just bloomed. There were no buds or sprouts or any warning signs whatsoever.
Spring was just like, I AM HERE. And then I was like, I CAN'T BREATHE.
Despite the minor asthma attack that I enjoy every time I go outside, springtime in New York is pretty great! For starters, everything is beautiful. Central Park looks so pretty it's stupid. People are so happy about it, too. Everyone is running around, flying kites, riding matching bikes, skipping, cartwheeling, etc. etc. This video should give you a good idea of what's up in New York City right now.
Other good things that come with Spring:
3. getting to eat outside at your favorite restaurant
4. air conditioning on the subway
5. street fairs
This weekend, we're going to try and spend as much time outside as possible (pending my ability to breathe). I want to explore the Brooklyn Flea Market (finally!), maybe ride the Staten Island Ferry without a jacket on, and eat as many popsicles as possible.
How are you spending the long weekend?
all photos via these boards