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August 06, 2002

The heat wave has finally

The heat wave has finally broken. My mood instantly lifted as soon as I stepped out of the office during lunch. The day felt clean - light, bright and sparkling, while a cool breeze brushed my face. The city seems to have magically transformed from a grimy, aging, surly town back to the clean, modern, bustling Metropolis.

The mayor has announced the city's plans for 9/11. It's a Wednesday, which likely means a work or school day for most of us, probably both for me. I would rather spend it with Scott, visiting friends and family. Or strolling through Central Park, napping in the sun on the Great Lawn. I don't want to be glued to the television and relive the horror - especially since the networks and cable channels will broadcast it all over again. I guess just by getting on with the business of life we're doing our little bit to moving forward, to keeping democracy going, to stimulating the economy, blah blah blah. We should not forget our fellow people's pain, especially those who've lost someone. It's going to be a long, hard day.

Yours, &c., LC | 04:02 PM | New York minutes