Some Subway Sketches
- Next time you’re rattling over the Manhattan Bridge and the weather’s that clear calm cool sort that makes the East River uniform in that manner of what’s non-uniform yet vast, take a look out over that span and that surface you’re crossing and you’ll see that it’s walking on water that’s a perfectly natural accomplishment and the building of something like the Brooklyn Bridge that’s the miracle of a fanatic.
- Over the span of riding along the Manhattan Bridge a man’s phone rings five times. Five separate calls. He never answers. I worry something has happened out in the world or that there’s some budding or ongoing catastrophe in his life. It has to be something important, no one’s that popular.
Photo of the Williamsburg Bridge by Several Seconds on Flickr.