Many people often tire of me saying how great New York is. However, a plurality of those who do so tire, are not New Yorkers and are jealous. Yes, I said that. Californians were quite often exasperated by my NY pronouncements. Notably, though, there are great qualities to California. But I’m a New Yorker. The city itself makes me happy. Have you ever watched the television show Cheers? If not, I’m about to spoil the ending. Sam doesn’t marry Diane and, instead, returns to Cheers the bar in Boston. Norm who was always a Cheers fixture, tells Sam (in the next to last scene) that he knew Sam would return to Boston for it was his “one true love”, saying: “You’ll always come back to her.” No matter how many times I leave NY, I come back. Or so I hope for the future.
Just a week ago, I was walking briskly from Grand Central to Penn Station. Yes, I could have taken the subway, but I love walking the city streets of New York. And, lo and and behold there was a parade. There is always a celebration. I don’t know why people don’t see how happy New Yorkers really are. Well, people do note that about me and believe I am an outlier. Not true.
It was a parade to honor Casimir Pulaski. Who is he? His name is only all over New York. Pulaski is remembered as a hero who fought for independence and freedom in both Poland and the United States. Not only is there always a celebration in New York, but there are celebrations to acknowledge the contributions of a wide spectrum of individuals. Just another reason to love the big apple!