Cue the heart-swelling music, and get the Lifetime channel on the phone!

My 9-year-old daughter was in our bedroom this morning, brushing her hair. We were listening to an NPR report on how lower Manhattan is faring, nearly one year after the attacks. Its general gist was that small businesses are struggling and haven’t gotten the aid they needed, and it’s still uncertain whether they’ll make it or not, but that the residential market was booming, and that even some of the former office space was being converted to residences and sold out before it was complete.
And Hannah said, “Daddy, you must have done a good job of convincing people it was safe to live in Manhattan again.” I could have cried.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *