Have you ever had an event that you built up so much in your mind that you couldn’t help but be disappointed? Your expectations are so high that it is almost impossible for the event to live up. It’s terrible when it doesn’t.
That is exactly what did NOT happen this Saturday when I attended an evening of the Tribeca Film Festival which was started by Robert De Niro after 9/11 in an effort to keep people coming to downtown NYC.
You may know I have an unhealthy obsession with all things Big Apple. It has been a dream of mine to live there my whole life. I believe it is the Nexus of the Universe. I get goosebumps every time I even drive near it on 95N.
Well, now that we live close by I have been preparing myself for It not living up to the larger than life reputation I have upon it bestowed. So when the husband texted me on Thursday with the news that he had gotten Crazy Aunt Mary to babysit Saturday night so that we could attend a Screening, I almost cried with joy. Then I immediately worried that I would be let down.
Man was I wrong. From beginning to end the night was so perfect that I wish I could relive it every weekend. The movie was screened like a Drive In. We sat outside on the World Financial Center Plaza, right on the water, with that beautiful Saturday weather. The movie was great. A documentary about a 9 year old female rapper, is a description that doesn’t do it or her justice.
Our night ended with a fireworks display highlighting the Statue of Liberty, while Kevin and I sipped wine before heading back to the Jersey Suburbs. If I didn’t know better I would have thought Kevin planned it-it was that perfectly timed.
The moral of the story is The City does not disappoint. I have set my expectations unreasonably high, and She continues to live up to them time and again.
I heart NY.
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