A Lotus Grows in Brooklyn


Weekend Wisdom
October 25, 2009, 11:47 am
Filed under: New York miscellany, Quotes | Tags: , , , , , ,

Hoboken

“In the evening the great glittering ship of Manhattan seemed to promise the fulfillment of every desire, every wish; one sailed toward it through the purple twilight with a heart full of hope. Hope for what? Hard to say–hope for those things a young man desires so much he hesitates to name them: for love, for adventure, for revelation, for triumph. All of it waiting there in that golden city of electric glory. All of it almost within reach.”

–Edward Abbey, The Journey Home, “Manhattan Twilight, Hoboken Night,” 1977

Photo taken by me from Hoboken, April 2008.

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