Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Burying New York

Trinity Church Cemetery (Pixabay)

"They've been burying New York for decades now. They've tried to say New York is dead, but they've never produced a body . . . and they never will."
Timothy Healy, quoted in A Mayor's Life

Monday, August 20, 2018

Stone Heard



"I looked down in ravishment. So you didn't have to see New York stiff-necked, from below, I thought. The skyscrapers looked different too, from alongside, as though as though they belonged there, a stone herd of zebras, gazelles, rhinos and giant tortoises."
Erich Maria Remarque, The Promised Land