Sunday, March 15, 2009

Wacky NYC? Not Really

Sometimes it feels like the whole city has lost its damn mind. At least that's what you'd think if you scan this morning's headlines:

Discussing Lehman, Pashto, Bush and, Oh, Yes, a Murder Trial

Arrests After Melee at TV Casting Call

Man Wounds 3 in Bronx Pizza Restaurant Before Being Shot by Police

Borough presidents spend our tax bucks but New Yorkers get little back

My first reaction when I saw these stories was "Wow! Things are really screwy out there!"

But then I went outside to get some coffee ... and walked the calm, pleasant streets of my neighborhood ... and saw people strolling around with their loved ones, going shopping, catching trains, going about their lives with quite determination ... and I realized that despite the press-hype designed to make us feel like our society is forever on the verge of chaos, regular New Yorkers -- the heart and backbone and other vital organs of this city -- go about their lives every day with admirable calm and strength ... and that everything will be okay :)

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