Arrival Pt. II
A Visitor from Home
I don’t know what I was expecting to find in New York, save that I had arrived at the city which I had decided would be my home during a visit three-and-a-half years earlier. Then I had fallen in love with a city made up of the ancient and here-to-come. There was a connectedness about it that made it exciting – almost a cliché known to new arrivals. The mid-eighties New York City was indeed invigorating but also exhausting, coated in layers of soot and rough edges.
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