New York City, February 12, 2013

★★★ The grayness behind the shades made it seem as if raising the shades wouldn’t be worth it. When the shades did roll up, though, there was brightness in Jersey; the clouds were rolling up too. Before long, they rolled down again. The near gutter was dry dirty pavement, but the far side was still awash in slush. Surviving dirty snowbanks presented themselves unexpectedly, cutting off the best jaywalking angles. The afternoon light and blue evening were as appealing out the windows as the morning had been unappealing.