You vow not to be as careless the next time around. This time, you’ll try to keep this city all to yourself… It’s only now that you’re starting to understand that trying to avoid this kind of hurt again is probably a lost cause. You might have to accept that there will always be a part of this city that reminds you of a time in your life when you were absolutely, out-of-your-mind crazy about someone you no longer know. You’ll try to accept this as a small price to pay for living in what you believe to be the greatest city there is. And maybe it really is.
written by Danielle Page, What Happens When You First Move To New York