What is, is what is; the only other thing is nothing.
Unveiling Ceremony Speech
Union Square Park, NYC
June 24, 2021
Hello New York
I have been watching you.
From the moment my eyes became open. And then were opened again. From one world to the next.
You have been a part of my vision.
A vision beautifully and purposefully blurred by the gravity of your everything.
Both light and shadow. Answers and mysteries in equal measure.
A duality that dissipates into the mix of your everything. A mix known only in New York .
It can be said that only those who look will see.
I have looked. And I see you.
And so today it is my very deep pleasure and privilege to now be seen by you.
For a moment in time, to become that which others will call, The City.
I can think of no grander expression of our communion.
I say to you, as my everything, the only other thing, is nothing.