Experience The Whole World In New York City

Manhattan has a million premises for screwball comedy

At 8:20 PM last night, for example while on the elevator I “met cute” a fellow tenant who turns out to have been my neighbor for 22 years. We live floors apart. Her name is Jane Gordon and she’s a ringer for the young Jamie Lee Curtis, short short hair and all.

I was totally dazzled by her wide ring, a band with open circles, an open peace sign and even a little open heart.

“That’s the coolest ring.” I blurted.

By 8:23 I was in Jane’s apartment, a stunning closet-like atelier filled with oil paintings by my new acquaintance, her mother, and one of her father’s mistresses.

I was flabbergasted to learn that Jane designed her cool ring and sells her collection of fine jewelry on six-month cruises aboard luxury ships sailing from places like Dubai and Bombay. Each piece is inscribed with Jane’s good wishes to the wearer.

Jane and I live our lives very differently. I am a writer-mole and rarely leave Manhattan. It’s miraculous that our paths intersected—but that’s New York city life. I can stand still and experience the whole world.

See Jane’s designs at: JaneGordon.com

One Response to Experience The Whole World In New York City
  1. marcia
    March 20, 2012 | 7:57 pm

    This story is a real example of serendipity. It’s also emblematic of our modern world where kindred spirits can be hiding in plain site. Maybe next door. Hopefully, most of us won’t have to go through life “just missing” each other.

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