Sunday, December 3, 2017

to like and not to like






"One of the heartening things about the plague of cell phones in my Manhattan neighborhood is that, among all the texting zombies and the party-planning yakkers on the sidewalks, I sometimes get to walk alongside somebody who's having an honest-to-God fight with a person they love.  I'm sure they'd prefer not to be having the fight on a public sidewalk, but here it's happening to them anyway, and they're behaving in a very, very uncool way.  Shouting, accusing, pleading, abusing. This is the kind of thing that gives me hope for the world."

~ Jonathan Franzen
from Farther Away

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