I always wondered what it would feel like to get older. When I was 10 years old, I used to sit in bed and wonder — what will my life be like when I’m 30??? Or, gasp, 40????
Well, now I know and it’s nothing at all like I expected. I always say the future is, um, weird. No flying cars or talking refrigerators. But there’s something deeper to it.
I’ve walked the streets of New York since I was a little kid. My favorite building in New York is the Chrysler Building. My one fantasy in life has been to go inside the spire of the building. It is a structure that has long fascinated me.
In 2007, when I started this blog, I was working in the Graybar building, right next to the Chrysler Building. One day, the air conditioning went out in the building and they opened all the windows. I looked out of the windows at all the buildings and there was an incredible view of the Chrysler Building. It was almost like I could reach out and touch it.
What happens when thirteen years go by after that??? You walk by that same building but now you are walking around with a student you taught when he was 16 and you are telling him about this, still walking these street. And the Chrysler Building is still so beautiful: