New York City Rooftops Above Midtown
- By Vivienne Gucwa
The city is comprised of so many tiny urban worlds: planets and stars that inhabit a larger universe. Until I understood that fact about New York City, I couldn't properly begin to understand how to explore it.
When you spend your days looking out of any number of windows in a city as large as New York City, the urban world seems to shrink to include only the views that you are accustomed to seeing on a regular basis.
Therefore, when you come across a view that takes you out of your small urban frame of reference and plants you outside of that view and outside of yourself for a few moments, it's a bit finally coming to an understanding that the world you inhabit daily is just part of a larger picture.
And as your universe expands when you stand on a rooftop gazing out onto the planets and stars that populate its view, pieces of you expand along with it and you are changed forever.
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