That's a nice way to describe life in America. You often wonder
"Where's the people?" as you walk in America. Buses are totally
unreliable. Then there's NYC, often called the Asphalt Jungle, a place
where the "monkey within" (we all have a monkey within) can have fun
and socialize. It depends what feels "natural" to you, but you often
find yourself in a cage given the wrong conditions. And that's bad,
real bad. Actually, it's time for me to get out...
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Or the UK is an epigone of America. Two parties with small variations
of the same.
Yes, I very much agree with that.
Myth, after all, is what we believe naturally. History is what we must
painfully learn and struggle to remember. -Albert Goldman
Very little variation and yet they hate each other with a passion?
This side of the Atlantic "liberal" is worse than gay.
I would be afraid to say such word out loud. If I were to come out of
the closet I think it would be safe to admit being a liberal in NYC.
Yes, I think so. The Law and Order stable is generally liberal and
Lennie (pbuh) was sometimes suspected of reactionary tendencies.
Well, what counts is that the parks are free of homeless and the
streets free of litter.
That's the problem in my reactionary town, mostly corruption. Though I
think that's a bipartisan issue.
Could you identify it? I'm interested in that kind of thing. While NY
looks like what Europeans think of as a city, I found in, eg, Louisiana,
that the cities are not really cities but collections of buildings.
Lafayette, Lake Charles and even Baton Rouge do not seem busy at any
time of day.
I said it last summer: "If you hate people, you'll love America --
except if you live in NYC."
The sprawl atomizes people (what a fantastic word). People are
naturally SOCIAL until they get behind the wheel of the automobile.
The only friendly vehicle that could traverse a city (another nice
word) without destroying communities is the bicycle. Public
transportation too, but that requires some burning of gas and a lot of
patience in a spread out city. Buses can't really adapt to your route
Last summer I landed 100 miles from NYC, in a little town called
Woodbourne and I thought of Heaven and Hell. Absolutely beautiful but
absolutely nothing to do. No trails to hike, something the Europeans
enjoy as well. NYC is different. There are trails not far from the
city or at least as close as being practical. Central Park is a nice
getaway in the middle of the Urban Jungle. The rest of America is a
DESERT for the most part. Parks are full of homeless in my area, so
that's something to avoid. You see few people and when you find it's
often the wrong people. An Oasis is hard to find.
Hey, I got my nice desert cap...
the wrong way around; NYC is the desert. I didn't see one blade of
grass, one pant, one tree. What I did see was a lot of sand, rocks and
limestone intermixed (concrete). When it rained, the water did not
arid. The inhabitants don't eat food or drink water from this desert
surrounding this desert.