If we only fell in love with people who were perfect for us.. Then there wouldn't be so much fuss about love in the first place.
For however inhospitable the wind, from this vantage point Manhattan was simply so improbable, so wonderful, so obviously full of promise - that you wanted to approach it for the rest of your life without ever quite arriving.
That's the problem with living in New York. You've got no New York to run away to.
Most New Yorkers spent their lives somewhere between the fruit cart and the fifth floor. To see the city from a few hundred feet above the riffraff was pretty celestial. We gave the moment its due.
That's how quickly New York City comes about - like a weather wane - or the head of a cobra. Time tells which.