Monday, February 27, 2006

The Cold City

Today and recent days have sent a fierce and windy freeze over this city. In the winter sun, there is some comfort. As we get older, the cold becomes ever more painful and far less charming. Nonetheless it really doesn't keep us from life's appointments. Amazing. Today I ventured out for a nice lunch with some friends in Little Italy and soon again tonight for a classmate's birthday dinner. Tomorrow morning will have me plunging down 9th Avenue to St Malachy's for 8 am mass. I am always stirred at how this island with no food, no fresh water, no real resources continues to thrive and be home and workplace to millions. In the fierce heat, in the sub-zero winter, people come and go as they do on the mild days of Spring and Fall. Must be something in the concrete.