I had a moment while walking back to the hostel from exploring Central Park. I was walking across the street & when i looked to the left there was hustle & bustle but when i looked to the right, Central Park West stood still. Just hours ago the landscape of the streets had been filled with giant balloons and wondrous adults & children. Now, people were going along with there day. Manhattan is ever-changing but the parade brought out a joy and pureness in the streets that i wish i could bottle up.