Going the same general direction, in their own separate ways, they wait.
Evening falls, and the world comes in through the window of my study. The lights and spirits of evening home-life commune. Even in my quietest moments I dwell in this communal stew, their lighted windows winking at mine.
One of the most appealing features of city life is the multiplicity of views. No matter where you are, you are privileged with a distinctive view, with your own private scenery, if you like. Look out the window, and you’re likely seeing the city in a way that almost no one else sees it, whether your view gives on to a street, a roof, the el, or an alley.
My life is shaped by these various scenes, which take on different colors according to the time of day.