Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I went to check out the site of the crane collapse last night. I was curious to see it for myself -- maybe a macabre instinct, but an entirely human one. (Plus, I’m a journalist!) It was very strange, standing on Second Avenue and looking up into someone’s living room, where the wall opened in a gaping yawn.

It’s amazing how we live with certain dangers every day, without even being aware of them.

And speaking of dangers, for a compelling first-hand account of the Atlanta tornado, check out Jes’ blog here.

(Photo: Haculla street art, East Village, March 2008)


Anonymous said...

geez it was close to where you live, how could you not want to see the site?

I love the street art - my mind's eye has a tear leaking from one eye.....

Anonymous said...

Safety is a wonderful idea, but I don't believe in it. Anything could happen at any moment. Whenever I take a moment to think about it, I find it astonishing that there aren't more accidents, more natural disasters.

I'm glad the crane crash happened at a "safe" distance from where you live.

Anonymous said...

I think it's amazing that we are as safe as we are, considering the dizzying array of machines that surround us. Of course, when a crane smashes your house, all bets are off.

Anonymous said...

Any photos of your cats?