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Henry Mancini told people that he wrote “Moon River” for Audrey Hepburn herself. I’m not saying anything bad about Audrey. She’s my role model. I love her as much as Charlotte Yorke admires Elizabeth Taylor. But, as I sit on my couch looking outside my window, I realize something: This song is about New York City. We all have Holly Golightly moments at Breakfast at Tiffany’s, like waking up early to drink coffee and eat a pastry outside of her favorite store. She found a tradition that makes her feel happy.  As I went out to work this morning, I saw my first leaf fall. I mean, I see them on the sidewalk on Fifth Avenue and in Central Park, but you get a special feeling when you see a leaf break off from the branch. The seasons have officially changed, and it’s time to let go. So, all I have to say is follow your heart. Never let anyone control the things you love. Life’s about following love. Following the one you love. There’s so much to figure out and to learn, but I always know that New York will never change. Some parts will be different. The people will come and go. But what I think of as New York, will always be in my heart. I can’t help but wonder: if I’ve found love in a city, why is it so hard to find love in a person?


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