"It'll be a great place if they ever finish it." - O. Henry
Friday, March 11, 2005
After lingering much longer than the officially declared end (they took a while to dismantle), "The Gates" are gone, returning Central Park to its regularly scheduled winter hibernation. Seeing the park again like it used to be reminds me of a line from Wallace Stevens' poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird: "I do not know which to prefer, / The beauty of inflections / Or the beauty of innuendoes, / The blackbird whistling / Or just after."