One day, not long after I first arrived in NYC, I was on the subway, and these two ads by The New School caught my eye.
You are here! The metropolis of "what if"
It was as though all the deities had gathered to remind me I was exactly where I was supposed to be no matter what challenges I was facing (and boy howdy, there were a few!)
I loved these ads so much I called up the New School and asked if they could send me copies. They were glad to.
I had these in my office for a long time. Then, what with a couple office moves, and a lot more books on the shelves, they got packed away.
I found them as I was tidying up at the end of 2016. They still fill me with emotion. I look out my office window on the 22nd floor and think "You ARE here!"
I used to say I loved every single thing about New York City but I loved the rats the least.
[There is now one thing I do NOT love in New York City but it looks like he's moving to DC pretty soon.]
I have the posters back up in my office, just to remind myself of how much I love my city, my job, and every single challenge coming in the new year.
What do you keep on your desk that reminds you of how much you love writing?