Dear Dr. Hare,
ah, the Manhattan Paradox. I can subscribe to that. Here’s Paradox Two then: when I look at the Manhattan skyline from a distance, from the derelict industrial landscape of NJ and on a gloomy winter day, it seems inconceivable that someone in their right mind would want to to live in such a claustrophobia-inducing mess. But once back in the city for good, all other places seem foggy and distant. Yes, bridges and tunnels may lead into almost every direction. But after just a week or two it feels as if they lead nowhere…
Safe travels and belated Happy New Year!