The people in the place across the airspace have gone.
I never knew them.
I never will. Continue reading
Posted in City Center, Humor, Loneliness, Manhattan, New York
Tagged cats, desperation, frustration, humanity, humor, independence, life, loneliness, love, mortality, New York, spirituality, television, the heart, uncertainty
The contrasts that make Manhattan fascinating arise suddenly, almost secretly, such that one must dig not only to discover them, but also to plumb their depths. Doing so you’ll discover a wealth of history—and some remarkable connections that can span the globe.
That very famous skyscraper stands guard over the Church of Transfiguration
Posted in Architecture, City Center, Iowa, Love, Manhattan, New York, Uncategorized
Tagged beauty, Beethoven, challenges, Christ, Churches, classical music, Dvorak, Empire State Building, Franz Schubert, life, loneliness, love, Manhattan, nature, New York, orchestras, religion, solace, spirituality, subway, Symphonies, the heart, transportation, United States
For someone who has waited all his life for steady companionship, the city—despite its millions who seemingly cannot make eye contact with a stranger—provides an astonishing comfort. Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Friends, Humor, Loneliness, Love, Manhattan, New York
Tagged Architecture, beauty, Central Park, city lights, dogs, faith, friendship, homelessness, humanity, isolation, life, love, Manhattan, Men, New York, night, relationships, rest, sleep, spirituality, strangers, subway, transportation, uncertainty
This morning brought me memories of my first car, a 1973 Fiat 124 Sport Spider. I had to start writing immediately, because that car…well, I’ll simply say that without that car, I’d have been utterly miserable. Continue reading
Posted in Automobilia, City Center, Friends, Humor, Italy, Loneliness, Love, NC, Raleigh, Uncategorized
Tagged Aurelio Lampredi, beauty, Bicycles, cameras, cars, children, Colosseum, Depression, Despair, dreams, faith, Ferrari, Fiat Spider, Forum Romanum, Happiness, humanity, Italian cars, Italy, knowledge, life, love, Memories, Miami Beach, Nikon, photography, relationships, Rome, Schwinn, sexuality, spirituality, Transcendental Meditation, transportation, UNC, uncertainty, worry
Lately, despite all the heavy-duty stimulation of Manhattan, I’ve been stuck in a quiet corner and not inclined to write. Continue reading
This may be pure fantasy, but I’d like to think that a change has come over the man Trump, that he has discovered some humility. It would be very refreshing to have a president who could show his very real human side. On occasion Obama seemed to do that, but I always had the feeling that he was holding something back, hiding something, controlling himself. Continue reading
Night has fallen over the island that knows little rest. Continue reading
Posted in City Center, Loneliness, Love, Manhattan, New York
Tagged charity, faith, film, friendship, good fortune, homeless, humanity, life, New York, rape, relationships, subway, uncertainty, women