I was greeted upon my exit of the subway with a crowd - still no wifi - and a hopeless search to find my friends in the sea of humans. BUT I was standing in front of Bryant Park’s HBO Summer Film Festival waiting to watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
The park was packed. It was impossible not to step on someone and it was impossible not to talk to your neighbors. In the crazy sea of the city, in the crazy sea of this crowd… we all found each other.
Good public space, good parks serve to provide relief. In a city so dense, a little reprieve is always welcomed. Bryant Park is popular, even more so when they are screening a movie. So what is the reprieve we seek here, why do we all flock just to be jammed next to each other? Why don’t we just watch this movie in bed? Humans need other humans. We seek experience and connection.
*** if you happen to be in the city tonight and enjoy “East of Eden,” you know where to go ***