As we come up on the time when the thread will be locked (
), I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of you who've read along with me this week.
As I mentioned last night, the experience of writing this blog has been far more meaningful for me than I would have expected when I set out on Wednesday for breakfast with my mom. The response from all of you, first with your sympathy for my cold and then with your enthusiasm for my adventures, has been absolutely overwhelming.
What's most flattering is that a group of people who care so passionately about food - writing about it, reading about it, preparing it and eating it - have been so excited to hear what I have to say about it. It makes me feel that I've truly made a contribution, and that has been incredibly rewarding for me.
You have all been so generous with your time and your words and your thoughts during this past week. I hope those of you who've never visited New York will consider a trip, and that the blog has been a decent virtual substitute for those of you who've been and are hankering for another fix.
This city - my
city, I feel qualified to say, now that I've been here almost five years - is an amazing place. It's draining - even deadening at times - but is so full of vitality and variety that I can't walk out my door in the morning without feeling energized, no matter what the events of the previous evening. Having you with me for the past week has been a great motivator, and I've gotten to see far more of the island than I might in a normal seven-day timespan.
For that and for your very, very kind words of encouragement and praise, I thank you.
Edited by Megan Blocker, 01 March 2006 - 04:01 PM.