My posting has been a bit thin this week because I didn’t schedule anything beforehand to go up while I’m on this trip to New York City for the Mobility Shifts Summit. Because I’ve been experimenting with blogposting from my phone, I intended to be doing some on-the-spot blogging as I travel–but that simply hasn’t worked out as well as I’d hoped. First of all, I don’t find it easy to write blogposts from my phone, even though I have a groovy WordPress app for doing so. Second, I’m simply being in the moment at this conference, so much so that I’m moving from thing to thing too quickly to write as I go along.
However, the other night as we headed back from a late evening in the East Village, I did pull out my phone and record a few of my favorite sounds on this trip. The first is a saxophone player in the subway, and the second is the train as it pulled up to the platform (as said saxophonist played on). My fondness for the NY subway system has grown on this trip, as has my enjoyment of being able to hang my arm out into traffic at any given moment and hail a cab (that would just never happen in LA). This is only my third-ever trip to NY and I will admit that I wasn’t all that eager to return–I found NY just too large and incomprehensible when I came before. This time, though, it’s been quite different. Although I’ve been frustrated (and lost) several times, I’ve learned a lot about myself and about traveling since I was last here. I’m not afraid to wander streets by myself or to walk a few blocks to get my bearings. And…this city is really starting to grow on me. :)