AUTHOR’S NOTE: I started off intending to write a simple rundown of BEA for the incredible folks over at Pure Textuality, but found that almost impossible. I’m too wordy and this trip turned out to be as much of an adventure for me as a writer and person as a business trip. What follows is the story I feel must be told…
New York City.
Admittedly, as we’re riding into the city, I keep asking how soon we’re going to be there, little-kid style, and gazing around at my surroundings with a bit of disappointment. Is this it? Is the city REALLY this small? Where are all of those big buildings that everyone shows in movies? Were they just a bunch of CGI buildings?
My boss says we’re about 5 miles out and I’m feeling a bit sulky. In New Hampshire, five miles out means ‘look around, this is it.’ Not so in NYC, I discover!