Friday, November 16, 2018

The Problem with Manhattan

Midtown Manhattan (Wikimedia Commons)

"The problem with Manhattan is, everyone comes here eventuallyall your old friends, enemies, lovers, demons. People you met on vacation in Nepal will wind up beating you out for a taxi. The bully who called you 'Dog Breath' all through first grade will turn up at your local diner, and will remember you didn't come to his sixth birthday party, which is where the whole trouble began. Don’t come to the big city to become anonymous. New York is like Oz: The Wicked Witch of the West turns out to be the lady who didn't like your dog back in Kansas."
Alisa Sheckley, The Better to Hold You

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