I wrote this on September 18, 2001
The streets were busy as usual, the traffic snarls monumental, and yet - there was very little shouting. The whole day, I heard one car honk in ALL of manhattan.
Store owners are rediscovering customer service by saying "youre welcome" after a customer says "thank you".
Still quite surreal.
Many of the young and fashionable are still homeless, as I saw many sleeping on trains and subway platforms late into the night, a lot of them unable to get back into their homes in lower manhattan.
Most folk, like I did, surrendered to the weariness, and slept. Some fitfully, some deeply.
Maybe Im putting a spin on it, maybe its just a reaction, but most folk just seem.. tired.
Seems like a lifetime yesterday ago.