TOPIC: NEW YORK
A city rose before me. It was narrow and tall like
a gothic temple, surrounded by water, and . . . it
suddenly appeared, as if with a slight push it
detached itself out of the invisible into the visible.
-- Nina Berberova
Comment: Who worships what in that temple? That is the measure of New York, London, Paris,
and every town and hamlet on earth. As a group of people go, so goes the group.
Situated on an island, which I think it will one day
cover, it rises like Venice, from the sea, and like
the fairest of cities in the days of her glory, receives
into its lap tribute of all the riches of the earth.
-- Mrs. Trollope
Comment: What will New York, or your city, or your town do with the riches given to it?
The world is grand, awfully big and astonishingly
beautiful, frequently thrilling. But I love New York.
-- Dorothy Kilgallen
Comment: New York is a bit more beautiful since Sept. 11, because the people are a bit
more humble, more caring, more attuned to the definitive nature of life. Will she keep it?