The Frontal Cortex

Whitman and Waterfalls

Somewhere, Walt Whitman is smiling:

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From “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry“:

FLOOD-TIDE below me! I watch you face to face;
Clouds of the west! sun there half an hour high! I see you also face to face.

Crowds of men and women attired in the usual costumes! how curious you are to me!
On the ferry-boats, the hundreds and hundreds that cross, returning home, are more curious to me than you suppose;
And you that shall cross from shore to shore years hence, are more to me, and more in my meditations, than you might suppose
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The lovely photo is by Nicole Bengiveno of the NY Times. And the waterfall is courtesy of gravity, the East River and Olafur Eilasson.