the first time

megan
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sunset statue

I'd been to New York once before-- when I was 16-- but I never saw the Statue of Liberty. I finally made it out on the Staten Island Ferry one Sunday evening with friends.

It'll always be funny seeing famed monuments like this. In this instance, I spent my entire life anticipating an enormous, glory-filled representation of our country. What I got instead was the most gorgeous sunset view of a tiny Lady Liberty-- complete with beer, popcorn, and that evening's landfill shipment. 

O beautiful for spacious skies, indeed.

landfill