This was 13 years, 9 months, 24 days ago

a whirlwind of steam whistles and bikes and strangers-turned-friends, a castle in central park with fireworks and an impromptu dance party. champagne poured and popped, a small group of bikes I lead downtown, stumbleful subway rides home, bonfires made and watched at, wheelchairs sat in and talked with, and finally sleep while the sky started lightening up.

all in all, a precious night at every step.