October 31, 2013 | 02:35 pm

Grace of Space

A couple of weeks ago, this interactive map of the United States went viral.

Using TIME Magazine’s personality quiz, you can determine which state of the United States reflects you the most. The state of New York ranks high for openness and neuroticism. Surprised? Probably not.

But after living in New York City for a little over a year, some aspects of the personality of the city do surprise me. I find beauty in strange places. One of those places is space itself.

In the city,
      There is always room for one more person in the elevator.
      There is no such thing as a table for one.
      There is always an open seat for an elderly person, a toddler, or a pregnant woman.
      There is no need to push in line. We’re all getting on the bus eventually.

I used to require more personal space than I do now. New York has taught me that there is enough for everybody. We just have to share.

p.s. I took the quiz: California. But I think I’ll stick around the East Coast for a while!