Hope Against Hope12 Sep 2003
BuzzMachine (on travelling to the memorial service yesterday): "The subway -- the 1 -- pulls past the closed World Trade Center stop and, as it always does, it slows as if in respect"
The subways in Berlin used to do the same at the boarded-up stations on the east side of the wall, as if they had hope against hope that a passenger would somehow be waiting at the platform.
Those stations are open now. It may take years, but hope sometimes wins out.
(originally left as a comment at Buzz Machine)