At the same time, remember that the New York you loved five years ago is gone, and the New York you re-learn to love right now will be gone soon too, and part of love means accepting change. This is one of the hardest lessons New York has taught me, but I’m grateful for it.
Mary Phillips-Sandy, What to Do If You’re Falling Out of Love With New York
This is so, so, so true. I’ve thought about this many times, but couldn’t have put it so eloquently. Time and time again, in big and small ways, New York challenges you to embrace change. If you can do it, it leads to a really fulfilling existence.