New York City, April 19, 2017

★★ The end of spring break and the arrival of the cold snap had left the parents in more motley array than usual at dropoff. Cloth coats were pressed into service over whatever anyone was wearing. The sky was bright at first, but there were just enough clouds in the east to forestall any warming, and the longer the day went, the grayer and bleaker it got. A grim breeze blew on the way home.