i was chatting with my good amigo manuel recently about plans after graduation, the job search, getting married, and other crazy things that seem so far away but are really just around the corner. during the conversation, manolo said something that shocked me, something i've thought about a lot since.
he said, "within two years bill and i plan to move to move to denver. we thought about new york, but... it'll be underwater someday." so matter-of-factly. so certainly. as if new york being flooded were as certain as the sun setting.
i couldn't help but wonder: should i consider global warming as i plan my own future? should i begin moving inland now? should i visit venice one last time, before it sinks completely? should i get a cool map-of-the-world tattoo on my back like that creepy little girl in Waterworld had?
i don't know about all that, but what i know for sure is, there are a few cities to which i will not be moving:
and to my dear friends in new york... um... maybe you can find your house on here? :-)
HAPPY EARTH DAY!