Sunday, September 9, 2012

Gramercy confessions

It's one of those light rains that feels like the first day of fall, Chloe and I at the Rose Bar on Lexington after dark but before midnight. "Let's go out tonight" she says over dinner earlier, mother is home and secretly wishing we'd stay in with her. The only thing she hates more than being alone is admitting it, she'd never actually ask us to stay.

With a Rose Martini in front of her, Chloe is constantly looking over her shoulder, checking her phone for missed calls. "I sometimes envy you", she says, "you don't have to worry about any of this". There's no need to answer, I remember telling her about the guilt and I thought she would judge me but she didn't. "I've never talked to anyone about this" she says, "but I will, with you. I just need to see him first".

We order another round of drinks, then walk north through the damp, the Chrysler Building like a candle in the distance. I know how much my father loved it and the memory of it makes me smile.





51 comments:

  1. As much as I hate my own father sometimes, I'll always be a daddy's girl,

    Take care of you x

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  2. Really pretty post, your writing is great
    Kisses
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  3. i was there for a moment. I love your writing style and your photos.

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  4. another beautiful piece of writing, and i love the photos! xx

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  5. I hope she feels better soon. Let go of all the emotions bottled up in her :)

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  6. Amazing post, you're writing is really captivating.
    I've always thought that the Chrysler Building is really beautiful. :)

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  7. wonderful pictures

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  8. great pictures:D

    Stacey xx
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  9. the photography is beautiful! i live in new york, too! personally, i'm more of a lower east side girl, but the whole city is amazing.

    -danni
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  10. i sometimes wonder what it would be like to live your life. I love you.


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  11. Lovely pics Avy ... your words flow out smoothly with the pics!!!

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  12. Lovely pictures, but it's your writing style that really draws me to this post!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  13. photography is wonderful and as is the writing... well as always!

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  14. Amazed by your writing, great photography!

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  15. Your photography is soooo stunning!!!
    kisses
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  16. Your shots are amazing, bravo!

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  17. Just love the photos!
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  18. great pictures. these make me miss NYC.

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  19. following, love the pictures to go along with it! :)
    Juliet

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  20. this time I'll only compliment your photos... 'cause I never do, and always intend to :D no need for saying how I always "live" your words while reading them...

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    btw Happy Birthday Avy... :)

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  21. Such amazing photos, so transporting! I'm sure you get this a lot but I love your blog name, totes hilar and eye catching! Oh btw, if you want to know what went down at London's Fashion's Night Out you got to check this out, there's a funny pic of me with Matthew Williamson even though I look odd so don't judge lol-

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  22. Love your poetic structure of both photos and words...

    BTW, My father looked like Mick Jagger so ofcourse my mum did...but why don't I look like Georgia Jagger? (I got a toothgap but that's where it ends)

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  23. I adore the rose bar. beautiful andy warhols in there!

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  24. These are beautiful photos!



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  25. Your photos are amazing! I love this blog!
    xoxo K.B. :)

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  26. so awesome...


    very nice blog by the way ;)

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  27. Your writing is quite amazing. Thank God we don't have to wear mini skirts during the winter. Or the summer, for that matter!

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  28. love your blog! he pictures an the writings are just amazing xo
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  29. Memories are funny. They make me smile at times too.

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  30. i love your blog :o

    lovely pics in this post ++

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  31. Thank you so much for such lovely comment, I love your photos, x
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  32. your writing is so so good i wish you would bundle this all into a book i would definitely buy it. you seriously take my breath away some times and i am not saying going trough all the things you did is good at all but at least you have a story to tell and you express it beautifully. i read a lot of your father tagged posts and it's so intriguing i'm sorry i'm ranting, just so you know. xxx

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  33. wow... well, your blog is something different!

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  34. great pics!!!!
    i dont know...but maybe you like my style
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  35. you're welcome, that's how it was intended.

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  36. Lovely photos!

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  37. Aww I love your writing!

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  38. Amazing photos! :)

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  39. your photos are pure art!! i love them!

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  40. great pics!Lovely blog. What about following each other?

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  41. Love your writing...and the photos too...

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    xoxo

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  42. i live in new york and ny city at night is like an amazing fairy tale - full of uncertain atmosphere and danger as well as excitement and you get to write your own story.

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