"The brilliance of New York was the seamless blend of public and private, together and alone. Everybody was really, really busy -- which meant no one had time to worry about what anyone else was doing. Everybody was different, which meant no one was... You could ride the subway with a thousand other people, cried into a space too small for secrets, and feel absolutely anonymous, blissfully alone. You could be as quiet or as loud as you liked, engage in the world or detach completely, and New York would go on in a liquid stream around you, supporting your decision with the endless buoyant swell of an ocean."
-Jenny Feldon, Karma Gone Bad