“At the Corner of Hope and Worry,” by Dan Barry
Infrequently, someone’s front-page piece is so elegiacal, that it catches momentarily in the back of one’s throat. Here are some snippets from Dan Barry’s vignette of Oct 14 in the NY Times. “Another day begins with a sound softer than a finger snap…” “(Her glasses) …smudged with grill grease..(s)he sees the world trough the blur of her work.” “(She sees) food as life’s binding agent.” “…the past improves with distance the present keeps piling on, and a promising future is practically willed…” “Where the American dream they talk about can sometimes seem like a tease.”
If these are appetizing, look at the full piece here. This kind of journalism breathes life into our souls.
N. Szajnberg, MD, Managing Editor
Click Here to Read: At the Corner of Hope and Worry by Dan Barry in The New York Times on October 14, 2o12.