First Line Friday


Everyone breathed easier at the first signs of spring.

Everyone breathed easier at the first signs of spring. It was finally a time where oil didn’t seem so necessary and walking instead of taking a taxi was possible. For those in the New York suburb, life wasn’t the suburbia people talk about. Their home was only an extension of the ghetto and their lack of resources only reinforced that.
When the weather finally warmed enough that the pipes couldn’t freeze anymore and when standing outside was no longer a danger, we knew it was finally the time of year where a penny would go further than the bills piling up on the counter. We could now bank on the idea that walking was not only good exercise, it was a way to save money. When it comes to $25 for a taxi or $25 for a stop at the market, walking seemed perfectly acceptable.
Spring was a time of rebirth and we knew that it was the time to start rebuilding and getting ready for the next winter. It took that long, but it was worth it. New York was a beautiful state and although their suburb was not desirable to many, they called it home.