It's interesting how people often describe big cities inhabitants as lonely, egoistic individuals. Maybe it is true in some cases or contexts; but then they should also mention the other part of the metropolis experience. There is a true solidarity between those who consciously decide to settle, and survive, inside the monster. NY especially made me see and feel it. I realized it on both sides of manhattan, sitting on rooftops. Maud, welcome back; Leili, I hope you're doing good.