Friday, January 15, 2010
Worldhood and Spatiality
SoHo, NoHo, NoLita, MoHei, ScOHa, SoBro, UES, UWS, Midtown, Astoria, Sunset Park, Chinatown, all 3 of them, Curry Hill, K-Town, Elmhurst, Ridgewood, Willburgh, Red Hook, Chelsea, Canarsie, Bed Stuy, kill 'em with the flow, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst...
And that's just because I don't know anything about mysterious Staten Island.
I don't feel crowded in New York. I feel liberated.
I feel crowded in homogeneity. Is this why I've so often felt as if my own church was so suffocating? In a church of let's say 500, there are at least 490 Chinese people. For me, that's far too much. "Around The World in 80 Days" was one of the first books I read on my own and it's difficult to sarecount the way that it enraptured me. I went to Baruch InterVarsity and that profoundly changed me. When everyone walks, looks and talks the same, I feel as if I need to step out into the world for a breath of fresh air.
Step into this world. My world.