Blog post #2

What city walking experiences do you have in common with the writer? What in your experience is different from what he wrote about? What do you think of the power of serendipity to “expose our commonalities,” as he puts it?

I travel a lot every day, mainly by car but the destinations are quite far from one another and its usually form Yonkers where I currently resign to either see my family in South Brooklyn or to school in Downtown Brooklyn. I also travel 3 days a week to work in Soho which is an adventure because I usually find parking a few blocks away from work and I love to walk through the little streets of Soho. There are so many great things that you see there, such as boutique stores, bars, restaurants, art exhibits, etc. The best part are the people though, locals do not tend to converse too much with outsiders but sometimes you get those chatty people that love it. Some people are very welcoming but like city dogs, they just walk past you and not make eye contact, as opposed to Brooklyn where I originally grew up, where everyone would hangout together regardless what race or ethnicity group you were from. We all had something in common with one another and that was emotion and happiness sharing time with each other and stopping in the middle of a walk to the store and speaking with locals. People from these two cities are very different. Cadogan says “the power of serendipity to “expose our commonalities” means that we are all humans and we share so many things together. People should have a positive outlook on other people and life in general. The one thing we all in common, is emotion and that brings the world and people together. Positivity should be shared and spread.


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