sometimes i forget that new york is place people come from around the world to photograph.
i see it through eyes that have seen it for seven years.
and so i cease to see.
until i remind myself to look up and around.
this year, since i'll be staying in the city, i'm making a concerted effort to celebrate the transformation of the island in this month of december and to allow myself to be swept up and away by the holiday spirit.
ps: that picture of me was taken just before i headed off to an ugly christmas-sweater party. strangely enough, my parents were off to an ugly christmas-sweater party themselves--i on the upper west side, they somewhere in the houston metropolis. funny, huh?