Short excerpts from long reads
"He speaks in your voice, American, and there's a shine in his eye that's halfway hopeful. It's a school day, sure, but he's nowhere near the classroom. He wants to be here instead, standing in the shadow of this old rust-hulk of a structure, and it's hard to blame him -- this metropolis of steel and concrete and flaky paint and cropped grass and enormous Chesterfield packs aslant on the scoreboards, a couple of cigarettes jutting from each.
"Longing on a large scale is what makes history. This is just a kid
with a local yearning but he is part of an assembling crowd, anonymous
thousands off the buses and trains, people in narrow columns tramping
over the swing bridge above the river, and even if they are not a
migration or a revolution, some vast shaking of the soul, they bring
with them the body heat of a great city and their own small day -- men in
fedoras and sailors on shore leave, the stray tumble of their thoughts,
going to a game." ~ from Pafko At The Wall by Don Delillo
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