Letter to N.Y. y mis momentos Kodak

Time flies and it’s already March. Where does the time go?

I’m feeling nostalgic about N.Y and I’m still not done sorting through the many photos I took this time around. It’s just a fabulous place to take your camera and explore.

If you’re old enough to remember advertising in the late 1980’s, you might recall there was a well known campaign by Kodak Mexicana, and the slogan was “recordar es volver a vivir.” So here are a few of my memory snapshots along with a favorite poem that reflects my state of mind… a “NY State of Mind,” with my respects to Billy Joel.

The poem is Letter to N.Y. by Elizabeth Bishop (for Louise Crane)


In your next letter I wish you’d say

where you are going and what you are doing;

how are the plays, and after the plays

what other pleasures you’re pursuing:


taking cabs in the middle of the night,

driving as if to save your soul

where the road goes round and round the park

and the meter glares like a moral owl


and the trees look so queer and green

standing alone in big black caves

and suddenly you’re in a different place

where everything seems to happen in waves,


and most of the jokes you just can’t catch,

like dirty words rubbed off a slate,

and the songs are loud but somehow dim

and it gets so terribly late,


and coming out of the brownstone house

to the gray sidewalk, the watered street,

one side of the buildings rises with the sun

like glistening field of wheat.


-Wheat, not oats, dear. I’m afraid

if it’s wheat it’s none of your sowing,

nevertheless I’d like to know

what you are doing and where you are going.

There's something about this place: New York City.

5 thoughts on “Letter to N.Y. y mis momentos Kodak

  1. Sweetheart, to have found the place where you are YOU, a place where your body meets your soul and as one enjoy the sights, sounds and smells, a place where there’s no struggle between I want and I need because it gives satisfaction to both… I wish with all my heart that sooner and not later destiny takes you back because I know that you left your heart in NY…love you

  2. A + G: Yes we should all go together! That would be fun. Thanks for your lovely comments as always.

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