Remember how I said you wouldn’t like the subway?
I was wrong.
As long as no part of you is touching any part of a stranger you LOVE the subway.
You already know the difference between uptown and downtown you know that streets are shorter than avenues.
We easily walked more than 6 miles today and you never complained.
When you were tired you asked to take a break.
When you wanted to take a picture you asked if I would stop so you could.
You move out of foot traffic to tie your shoe.
You bob and weave on busy sidewalks like a lifelong pro.
People talking to themselves, trees, their fingers or the sky don’t phase you one bit.
You are easily the most fun person in the world to travel with.
You stop to listen to every street performer, I’m out of dollar bills because you’ve insisted we give one to anyone dancing, singing, or playing an instrument.
Even after walking ALL DAY, you still insist on stopping at the playground to play before we head in for bed.
Remember when I said you’d probably want to live out some part of your life here?
I was right, and I believe with every part of me you will. You fit in here, you belong here.
Today you said you wanted to take the subway home from work everyday, stop at Dylan’s Candy Bar on the way to your apartment and “get a pack of Nerds, because that’s what grownups do, they can get candy whenever they want.”
I’m tempted to give you candy whenever you want, you’re so wonderful.
Here’s to all that tomorrow has in store for us.