If a family is an expression…

If a family is an expression of continuity through biology, a city is an expression of continuity through will amd imagination? through mental choices making artifice, not through physical reproduction.

As I grew up, I knew…

As I grew up, I knew that as a building it was on the level of Mount Olympus, the Pyramid of Giza, the nation’s capital, the czar’s winter palace, and the Louvre – except, of course, that it was better than all of those inconsequential places.