I swiped my own MetroCard.
I SWIPED MY OWN METROCARD!
I really needed to reset myself from this disappointing dental visit. So when I got to the subway instead of handing my MetroCard to my carer, I tried something new. It's been two years one month one week and one day since I entered the subway like every other adult in the city and swiped my own MetroCard.
Two years ago I was like a newborn. I spent most of my time in bed, and even had to be fed. A year and a half ago I was like toddler, just learning to walk again. But unlike the toddler, I was and I am aware of the joy of being able to walk again.
Today I walked right up to that turnstile, he took out my Metro card and swiped it. It was ugly, and I'm glad there were no inpatient people behind me, but I did it myself.
Now I'm a New Yorker again. Free to go anywhere I want, independently, with the swipe of my MetroCard.
And I did it