February 12, 2005

Dear Mr. Bush,

The sun shone brilliantly today, the air warm and spring-like, even though we're only halfway through February. It seemed like the entire population of the city was outside--people were everywhere, cars backed up for miles, bikes and dogs crisscrossing through traffic.

When the weather finally starts to warm and the sun begins to peek out from behind the heavy clouds that have obscured it for months, it's always so strange to remember just how many people live here. During the winter, it's as if three-quarters of the population disappears; you don't see people walking around, streets and parking lots are often deserted. But on a day like today, a day of early warmth that reminds us all that we will make it through another winter, you remember that you share your life with millions.




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