it all went just as i'd hoped. i've had my share of good, long thinks lately-- where i am, where
i am going--and mostly i ached for a respite. when all was said and done, it ended back where
it began, on the upper west side. elizabeth, james, and i snagged a table at our sidewalk haunt,
and i spent those last few hours of daylight yearning for summer, when afternoons spent this
way will be the norm.