Friday, December 23, 2005

Subways Running

The city here is almost back to what passes here for normal. Almost everyone can agree that the strike reminded us, maybe especially here in NYC, of how fragile we are and vulnerable our connections are. Four of the five boroughs are on islands. Bridges and tunnels are life lines, while public transit is the life blood. New York exists in some other category because of its size and hustle, but also because it is one of few remaining places in America where you can see and enjoy people out walking the streets and avenues 24/7. For now, at Christmas, we have received a reprieve from chaos. A reprieve or deliverance on a huge urban scale to prepare us to welcome the Savior who is our deliverance from all that is evil and deadly.