Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fairytale of New York

I'd like to say that summer fills New York with tourists, but it's like this all year round. There's a constant whir of different languages in the air like mosquitoes and I love it. I read somewhere that a third of the people who live here were born abroad. So was my father, although he soon moved to California to be close to my mother.

I've said that I don't know why he killed himself but the truth is I do. He never told me so but I know he thought that if life isn't a fairy tale then what's the point? Sometimes on the edges of tall buildings I can feel it too, the difference is I dream of flying and not of falling. If I close my eyes and let the whirlwinds touch me it can all seem so very real, and that's when I have to open them again. I've never wanted anything other than to be alive in all this beauty, I just need to be reminded of that sometimes.



52 comments:

  1. All photos in tour blog are awesome!! I love <3
    Thanks so much for visit my blog, I follow you too.

    kisses from mars, marsboyfriend

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  2. keep dreaming of flying avy, & maybe it will carry you through. :)

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  3. Lovely post, I love my city too, but its just so claustrophobic with tourists too! Nowhere near as bad as NY though!

    Sorry to hear about your dad too. Hope your okay.

    Sarah XxX

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  4. a fairy tale has a unique and different meaning to everyone. just because it doesnt have a happy ending doesnt mean that there werent happy times.

    keep dreaming avy.

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  5. Ah the sweet nostalgia of NYC. I miss it. Love these photos!

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  6. Haunting and chilling yet there's sense of calmness in the air despite how painful the memories are.. very bitter sweet almost. Great post.

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  7. Kudos to your thoughts, Avy. Missed you. <3

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  8. I like the outlook of flying. I've had a pretty tough few weeks where I have felt extremely depressed. I guess that's because I expected life to be a fairytale also.

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  9. Great photos, oh how I wish I was in NY!

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  10. Aw New York, it has been too long. And life is no fairytale, but it's much, much better. It's real, and you can make it your own. Oh goodness, I sound way too cheesy right now.

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  11. Really stunning photos! :)

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  12. super enchanted with your photos ☺♥

    ♥,
    claireteressa.blogspot.com

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  13. i like the seond photo ;)
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  14. Lovely post!!!!

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  15. I love your photos. I'm stealing the one with the butterfly.

    ~MLM

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  16. super cute pictures!
    nice blog by the way ;)

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet

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    Thank you so much for visiting my blog :)

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  19. new york does sound like it's full or tourists all the time doesn't that bother you? lol.. in vegas it's typical to see not juts license plates from nevada but also from utah, cali and arizona.

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  20. im a tourist in new york at the moment haha!.. great blog xx

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  21. These photos are gorgeous! Love your blog :)

    Def. following!

    xo,

    Allie
    www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  22. looovly post :)
    i like you blog, would you like to follow each other?:)♥

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  23. Well now, if we never needed to be reminded than we wouldn't have much to write about, would we? ;)

    This is a wonderful stream of words, Avy. As always.

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  24. Gorgeous pictures! I need to be one of those New York tourists in the near future! xo

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  25. that last paragraph was really touching and eye opening for me. I love how open you are on your blog. its beautiful

    <3 zoe ( ´∀`)
    http://grandtheftthrift.com

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  26. sometimes you should lead your dreams, don't just follow them.
    Have a nice weekend Avy!

    Hang

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  27. just went through your blog for a good hour!
    you have some amazing photos!

    depicts everything is such a new and nostalgic way!

    x

    www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

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  28. I just found your blog, and i must say it is very interesting! I really like the pictures as well. - did you take them ?

    Best wishes Nanna
    From the Photoblog: Www.Nannabyphotos.blogspot.com

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  29. Very nice pictures and I love your blogtitel.

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  30. I LOVE the atmosphere of your blog, so inspiring!

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  31. I do not what to say. But now an then I need to at least say that I love reading this.

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  32. Your blog has such an eerie beauty about it !
    Cannot stop reading :)
    Launa in Ponderland

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  33. There's not a hair's-breadth difference between flying from a tall building and falling from it. Still, I admire the dance of your words as you write about that tiny place between the present and fairytale dreams.

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  34. such a breath taking post <3

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  35. what a great and deep writing you do, and what a beautiful end to the post, amazing.
    and, those photos are taken by you? if so, I'm really impressed!

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  36. Keep dreaming and believing in life, it can be really beautiful
    Kisses
    Aga

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  37. I think we all have to be reminded of that sometimes... Live truly can be beautiful :)
    xxo

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  38. Life is flying. That's what makes it so scary.

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  39. You CAN fly. Not off of buildings, but in other ways. Life is beautiful, even if it hurts sometimes. But gorgeous things like rainbows and ice cream and the sounds of many languages in a single city make it worth it.

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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  40. NYC - such an incredible place. There is much beauty - I thought of flying off those tall buildings too when I was in NYC. It does that to you NYC, anything is possible there. Sometimes, even flying.

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  41. thank you for your comment
    your blog is absolutely wonderful, love the photos and your writing style, it s very sincere and deep.
    you got yourself a new follower
    xx
    http://theothersideofwonderland.blogspot.com/

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  42. Flying instead of falling, what a beautiful choice xxx

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  43. New York... Sigh. I want to be where you are.

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