August 14, 2003
HOW GOES IT? I’m watching CNN and seeing the incredible sight of Manhattan REALLY after dark. As best I could tell from your email today, you made it out to Long Island before all this hit–did you lose power there, too? I realize, of course, that you’ll only see this after power has returned. Can’t wait to hear.
I’m thinking back to the five years I lived in Manhattan, wondering what it would have been like to walk home from Simon & Schuster all the way to Brooklyn Heights. Such a river of people! Amazing. The calm of everyone is striking. Not going to let a little power outage do us in . . .
I tried to reach my brother in New Paltz, without success. I’m thinking they’re in the soup, too, two hours north of the city.
Stay cool. Here’s a wave from Pawleys Island, South Carolina, to cool everybody off.