World Trade Center |
One of the highest buildings in the world, the World Trade Center,
has strange long grooves on its
"Those are the railroad tracks that will
take you up to Heaven," an elderly homeless man eagerly explained to me
while standing on the corner there.
"All the way up to the Heaven?" I
wondered. "And what about gravity?
It still works, doesn't it?"
have remarkable personal ambition
to overcome gravity," smiled the old
man. "Everyone in this town has the ambition to go all the way up.
When I was still a young fella I tried
it myself, but I wasn't strong enough. I only got the first quarter of the way up, then I fell down. That's why I have a limp today. Since that time I've just been standing down here and looking up."
I looked up, too. Alas! There, at
the invisible horizon, those grooves
seem to converge...
"One more thing, young lady," said
the old man. "If you wanna go up, you
can use the elevator."
Truly, the wisdom and experience of old
age is very hard to beat.