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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Living Among Skyscrapers


Living among skyscrapers becomes second nature if you live in the inner part of New York or Chicago...
But, interesting as it may be to a tourist, you get fairly jaded about it as a resident.
There is one immense apartment building, about 50 stories tall, across the park from where I live...
At night you see scores (hundreds?) of lit apartments, and it suddenly dawns on you again that each one of them represents a home, a life, somebody.
Meanwhile, on the street, you just dodge traffic and other pedestrians and silently curse the ones who cut you off on the sidewalk or who stop abruptly without warning right in front of you... all this congestion makes me long for Cape Cod again!