Iâ€™d always wanted to see the Brooklyn Bridge. Iâ€™d always thought, Oh, thatâ€™s where you fall in love all over again. Thanks to that one pivotal scene an hour and 59 minutes into Sex and the City: The Movie wherein Miranda and Steve decide to get back together and leave the past behind, with Al Greenâ€™s â€œHow Can You Mend A Broken Heartâ€ playing in the background. â€œVery logical, yet poetic,â€ Carrie had said about the choice of rendezvous.
So when I got there, I expected it to hit meâ€”I thought of those who had broken my heart, or those Iâ€™d hurt, and waited for a little voice inside of me to say, â€œHold on.â€ But then the only little voice I heard was that of a 5-year-old Upper East Sider (my friend Anneâ€™s daughter) who was quick to utter, â€œHey! This is the bridge from the princess movie!â€ And then I realized she was talking about a scene from Enchanted, in which Princess Giselle was finally reunited with her Prince Edwardâ€”which sheâ€™d thought was all sheâ€™d ever wantedâ€”until, walking side-by-side with him on this very bridge, she realized it wasnâ€™t the Prince she was in love with, it was McDreamy.
And so I stood there and got into thinking: Do I hold on, or do I let go?
In life, itâ€™s easy to get stuck between two places, or in a place that means two completely different things. And that can be a pretty sticky situation. It can cause you sleepless nights. Luckily, for some of us, we can just shake it off, and do something stylish. Itâ€™s OK to lose sleep, anyhowâ€”especially when youâ€™re in the city that never sleeps.
Location: New York, NY
Currently listening to: Well, â€œHow Can You Mend A Broken Heartâ€ by Al Green