Have you ever had a dream come true? I hope you have, because it is a sensational experience.
Nik and James’ dream to get married in Central Park, NYC, was a dream that could have easily been put away in the “too hard, too expensive” basket. But some dreams don’t give up, and they become a part of your every waking moment. This was how Nik and James found themselves in one of the greatest cities in the world, exchanging rings and vows and creating memories that would be almost impossible to surpass.
New York City has been in my dreams for as long as I can remember too. I don’t know where it all began for me? But I presume it came from the myriad of literary, musical and cinematic experiences I have had, where the city transcends its insentience and becomes something of a living muse (like in the song I have included below). It has been home to some of my all time favourite photographers, whose reportage of daily life generated iconic images that burned their way from my mind, through the imagination and down into my heart. Every time I turned my head in this city, I would see these images, or a fragment of that which was.
It is easy to fall in love with New York City. And like all love affairs, the love remains indescribable. So, I can’t really explain why or how this city has had the impact it has had on me. Nor do I wan’t to try. It is an enigma that eludes any attempt at classification. And THAT is why it such a tantalising subject for any artistic soul who is beckoned to its bowels.
Rosie and I spent a week there, but we could have spent a year. Nevertheless, my love for this city has swelled beyond all expectation. And I’ll be forever grateful to Nik and James for allowing that to happen.
Moondog – “New Amsterdam”