New York City, February 21, 2017

★★ People strolled along in sweaters or wearing full winter coats, trapped between the sense that the season had broken and the fact that the day was still colder than not. One man walked along the subway platform in a suit, with a knit hat pulled down tightly on his head and gloves below his jacket cuffs. The light became duller and duller till the afternoon was suddenly dark. Down in the cozy glowiness of the pop star’s relative’s basement eatery, it was confusing where the indoors ended and the enclosed outdoors began.