If you follow me on Instagram (@quando_porpoise), you’ve gotten a super-special preview of this post. My partner and I spent New Year’s weekend in New York City with friends, and I documented the big scary world in real time. We stayed with our friend’s family in Washington Heights, which happens to be spitting distance from the Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park. Of course, New Year’s Day is one of, like, five days the Cloisters are closed, but I loved just looking at them. A stone wall’s distance from hundreds of medieval artifacts is still closer than I’ve ever gotten. And just ambling Washington Heights was a thrill – it’s Lin-Manuel Miranda’s old stomping ground!