a love letter to new york

dear new york:

you are beautiful. but not in the movie magic, romantic kind of way. i thought you'd be that kind of magic forever, but you make it difficult to live here. you are harsh and sometimes mean, but then you give us spring.

your public transport is fickle and unreliable, but it's also the great equalizer. you are wildly contrasting, the melting pot as some would say. the perfect picture of diversity. you can be a lonely city, but you house the most interesting humans. 

you are probably not my forever, but you will be my favorite piece of personal history. you are challenging and unrelenting, but you're showing me what i'm made of. you are changing me, painfully, into who i want to be. and for that, i love you.