Passes by a spot I worked for ten years some years ago at a Japanese Bank. It was a span of time where I did so much growing intellectually and personally. I used to sit by this fountain, eating lunch or taking breaks looking across at Radio City, daydreaming, feeling like this world was limitless. Sometimes, I would imagine that scene in The Godfather with Michael and Kay and, their relationships so new, walking right by Radio City in the Winter during Christmas, just before everything changed for them.
It’s always bittersweet when I pass here. It’s filled with great memories of all the great people I had the pleasure of knowing and learning from, but also sadness for a time gone and that part of me that is gone—changed from things I wish I didn’t know and things I wish I never had to experience. But that’s life and I try to hold onto that hopeful, limitless feeling that I can still conjure up when I sit here by this fountain.