In the packet we received before this trip we were warned not to do anything illegal or anything that would otherwise result in getting ourselves or someone else arrested…but I was seriously tempted today. Now, I don’t know if the final result would have been illegal or anything, but I probably would have been yelled at by some sort of official. So I restrained myself.
We went to the New York Public Library today. It has these two really big lions out front…and I really REALLY wanted to climb on one and take a picture. I told Courtney that I wanted to try climbing one without getting arrested and she was just like “please don’t”. I was like…bummer. Because it would have been a really awesome shot, like, HEY! I’m on a Lion! But I was good, and I didn’t. I can’t even explain why I really wanted to do it.
Like, seeing the lion, I wanted to climb up and take a picture, I had a Narnia moment, a Lion King moment, etc. all at once in my head. That ONE Lion was all of that in my head. I can sit up there and take my picture with the most epic lion ever. Also, because it was a library, and I don’t know I this movie had them or not, but the movie The Page Master? I don’t know if any of y’all even know what I’m talking about but that’s ok. Once I got past the lion thing, I wanted to run around in the library and find a mural in the ceiling. The paint would melt and I’d run away and be taken to an imaginary world…Anyway.
And it was even about to rain as I left the library. Anyone who has seen that movie knows that it rains and he crashes and that’s why the kid is in there in the first place….of course I also had a Day After Tomorrow moment. Like, it’s going to rain and I’m going to die! I wanted to hide in the library but I didn’t. If the world had actually ended I would have been screwed because I was trapped on the subway.
It’s probably a good thing none of that happened, actually. Though I still kind of wish I had climbed the lion. And taken a picture. But this will have to do for now. Sheesh. My inner child is like, I just want to do it! Because I’m not supposed to! All the things I’m not allowed to do up here in order to avoid being yelled at…What a drag.