12.30.2009

On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy. It is this largess that accounts for the presence within the city's walls of a considerable section of the population; for the residents of Manhattan are to a large extent strangers who have pulled up stakes somewhere and come to town, seeking sanctuary or fulfillment or some greater or lesser grail. The capacity to make such dubious gifts is a mysterious quality of New York. It can destroy an individual, or it can fulfill him, depending a good deal on luck. No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky.
--E. B. White, Here is New York


In a few days, Matt and Ian leave us for New York. There is a possibility that I will be joining them come June. A very small possibility (this is me not getting my hopes up). Either way--I will be visiting them in January and we will have a lovely time and they will have all the success in the world. 2010, ya know? Big things are happening.