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NYC into 2005 January 10, 2005

Posted by Matt Hurst in Uncategorized.
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Some collected thoughts, over the week since my return from the city that sleeps more than it lets on:
This city is such a cold place, and not just in temperature. I was walking around times square one night when two guys were just standing around hollering at people; they comment about how dead to their emotions everyone in this town really is. This proves yet again what I feel every time I visit urban centers (despite my aching desire to move to one as soon as possible) – “My image of death is the city at night, City lights paint pictures of the urban blight”.
There’s something too perfect about a fake piece of second hand clothing on sale in boutiques for at least $150. These unimaginative cowards know nothing about the charecter of a piece of clothing bought at your local goodwill. It’s not about fashion or irony, though a savvy shopper understands both, but the charecter of a piece of clothes that has seen time pass. It is broken in and doesn’t make you broke, so post-modernism cannot be sold (or bought) but rather respected.
Just stewing at the memory that i could have easily have been the alpha em. just imagine the cowards way of trying to be the alpha male of groups of beta males. Perhaps i am better off being myself (though curently lonely).

I came on this trip to keep my mom company (my sis was dancing). Then she met an old friend who was there for the same reason. I was dislocated with nothing to do, except pine over wanting to be home for the new year. Maybe next year will be a new experiment without the group cohesion.

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