Still Can’t See Comet Neowise

I know it’s visible in the Manhattan sky because others have posted pictures. I noted what times their pictures were taken, and it seemed they were pre-dawn. As it happens, I had insomnia last night so I went up to my roof at 3:30am. Couldn’t find it. But I did enjoy being up there at that hour. The sense of peace that you just don’t get at any other time. And I loved the lighting on the crossed cranes, which are beautiful enough to be an art installation.

But all the searching made me long to see a star-filled sky though. I must plan a trip somewhere to see them. By the way, when I looked all the way up, to the point where I could only see sky, I found it impossible to keep my balance! I had to lay down, or hold onto the roof. What’s up with that?

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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