I work not that many blocks away from tourist central craziness, otherwise known as good old Times Square. An overload of shopping and lights and funny people dressed up in costume. I’ve only been here twice in the last two months I’ve lived here. It’s not my regular hangout, that’s for sure, but I appreciate it for what it instills in the minds and hearts of those who are first captivated by this city from what they have seen in movies or read in book. The dreams and aspirations it puts into our heads. I remember the first time I came to NYC, I was blown away by Times Square. Even though the NYC I know today is a far cry from the world of Times Square, my memories of my first trip to NYC never leave my mind. I’ve grown so much during my few years living on the east coast, and parts of it has grown with me and so much newness has been discovered. But it’s always good to know that Times Square, with all it’s foot traffic and bright lights and intense traffic jams, will always be waiting for us for when we want to immerse into a culture shock of grandness that usually defines everything about NYC to this city’s first timers. It’s amazing what an impression it makes. And it will never be forgotten. And so I appreciate it, even if I’m just passing through for a mere 5 minutes. It feels good to be there.