29 June 2007

Things You Don't Necessary Like to See on a Friday Morning:

Eighth Avenue is blocked off at 34th Street. There is a phalanx of fire engines clustered at Port Authority, and helicopters circling overhead.

Maybe it's just a fire, but the helicopters aren't there for that. If they're News, it's because they wonder whether it's a bomb. If they're Police, it's because it might actually be a bomb. An explosive device was found this morning in the middle of London, after all.

I think those of us who were here six years ago expect a terrorist event at any moment. We go about our normal lives, and aren't even necessarily anxious about anything -- though a loud truck backfire sends me jumping. But we know the possibility always exists, and we're waiting for it.

It's probably just a fire.


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