"Over time, a person can become use to living in a city with a large population, like my home New York City. I don't notice how many people I pass or bump into throughout the day any more. The connections are so constant that it becomes a continuous impression of being tethered to another person. That crowded feeling becomes a normal feeling. There rare occasions when everything seems to silence and I feel most connected to only myself. During the few moments after twilight, I look at the darkening sky to see all the possible colors it can contain. There is something magical about the different shades of teal that takes over reds and oranges from the setting sun. I mentally separate myself from the crowd and I can feel my own energy. It is as if time is quietly standing still. This feeling only lasts a few minutes because these colors quickly expire. Then, the city’s overwhelming buzz crashes back and continues into the night."