1) The most important thing I had to do this morning was pick up my shirts at the cleaners.
2) I got to the office a shade before 11 AM and left a shade before 7 PM, accomplishing so much so calmly in a deserted office. I could put on Sudden Fear and Forever Amber for audio/visual wallpaper without earbuds and not bother anyone.
3) Leaving the office, I walked in the beautifully cool evening all the way to Mass. Ave. station. And I thought what it might be like to leave this city I love so much in 20 years, in ten years, if life called me elsewhere.