Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Where on the corner of Amsterdam and 98th an elderly woman wearing an ankle-length purple down coat pushing a black shopping cart steps off the curb and, without any of the normal human gravity or fear, goes down softly, slowly, like a butterfly folding her wings, and as she crumples whispers "I'm alright" to the Samaritans already moving to help her, and she is alright.