"...and forgotten in Manhattan..."
God...My mom just offered to rent a truck and drive all the way up from San Antonio to NYC to "fetch me home" 'cause she's worried about me...
I haven't yet found a job here in NYC and am presently floundering... Wow. What a nice offer. New York's too beautiful to give up on and go home. As if "Austin" were home, which it's not. Thanks, Mom, though.
Years ago as a kid in Azle, Texas, I pretentiously wondered in my diary: "Why would anyone want to live anywhere that wasn't the center of the universe?" New York City is the fucking center of the Universe.