Time Square, either you love it or you hate it and New Yorkers avoid it like the plague. I, on the other hand, am so in love with it. It’s my calm sea amongst all the chaos. It’s been three years since moving here and I still can’t get enough of the constant hustle and bustle and bright lights. Times Square is such a small part of New York, yet it encompasses what this city is all about. While I love the little nooks that I’ve come to discover after living here, I find myself coming back to Time Square to remind myself that anything is truly possible here.
I am a huge people-watcher so you can imagine how much I love it when I am in Times Square. From the natives to the tourists, I get so intrigued by the people who gather in one place. It’s always been so interesting to think of the reasons the people are here. Why choose to come to NYC out of all the places in the world? Why Time Square right now at this specific time? Are you a tourist or native? Do you like it? I always have so many questions running through my head and sometimes get carried away day-dreaming about people’s stories.
Time Square is always so busy, yet I find myself slowing down just a bit when I walk through to soak everything in. I can spend my whole day there just watching everything change in an instant. While it may seem so chaotic, which I admit is when you’re trying to get somewhere fast, it is calming at times. Before you think I am crazy, the next time you go, I challenge you to just sit in one of the chairs and let everything in. Look at the billboards that are constantly changing, the lights that make nights seem like daytime, the combination of people that reminds you of why NYC is called a melting pot. And let it remind you how lucky you are to be able to stand in one of the most visited cities in the world.
Personally, I like to go there to unwind at times. Because so many things are going on, you get a chance to get outside of your mind and let your worries go for the time being. In a city that moves so fast, it’s so necessary to find time and a place to let everything go. And Time Square might be the wrong place, but it’s great to stop all the thinking. Thank goodness I only live a few streets away to go whenever I need some external chaos in my life to calm the internal pressures.
A million and one thanks for reading — until my next lil’ thought then!