Memories of my beloved city.....
Red lights, Green lights, flashing lights
blinding reflections of sunlight
Throngs of faceless strangers
Native and visitor
shoulder to shoulder
so many to choose from
shops after beautiful shop
Garlic, sauces, gravies
Pasta and rice
Fish, Poultry, meat
Ethnicity in all her Glory
Popcorn, Ice cream
fresh bread, cookies
Fresh brewed coffee
Sirens, horns, screeching tires
Diverse slices of music
Pulsing from corners
Shops and cars
to my ears
My senses satisfied, I casually stroll back to my peaceful tree-line street, and my stomach growls in anticipation. The mouthwatering aroma or pastrami emanating from the small brown sack is beginning to take it's toll.
Shifting my weight, I adjust the shopping back of second hand books and pick up my pace. The melodious sound of St. Michael's bell's chiming in the background, add to my exaltation.
This has been a very good day, I smile.
Oh, how I miss you my beautiful, glorious city........I will always be a city girl at heart!