Yesterday during my daily meanderings I ended up in East 86th (Old German town). It was a nostalgic walk.
When I was an undergrad at Columbia I used to visit 'El Corso,' on Saturday nights and have a great time there. I also used to visit the restaurant 'Lorelei,' and others. This time, I went into the huge Barnes and Noble and purchased two books: A Jacques Barzun Reader, and American Nietzsche by Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen.
Although The Corso and the Lorelei are gone, the street still maintains its vitality; I wonder if time is not an illussion?