University of David
Gail: Wait a minute. I agree that people in New York do not spend a lot of time in direct communication with nature. But I don’t think they fool themselves about the degree to which they’re in control of their own lives. We’re totally aware that disaster could strike at any minute, and that it’s no respecter of rank or wealth. Terrorists attack, criminals attack, runaway cabs attack. I used to work for the tabs so I could go on and on. But it is true that we’re more likely to imagine falling through a subway grate than being carried off by the tide.