my boston morning

Turn on the radio, and BUR is having another pledge drive. Even though the sun is pouring through my windows, it’s still cold enough to wear a hat. A narrow Cambridge street has to be closed off because a crane is raising something unseen on yet another new Harvard building. It must be just before morning classes in the Yard; students bustle around the library. A woman hands out free granola bars in the Square; a man in a wheelchair and holding a spare change cup takes one. Food trucks deliver produce to the restaurants on Dunster Street. The newly-thawed Charles sparkles under the JFK Street bridge. Pedestrians on the north side have to cross because there is construction on the road; a gaping hole in one of the off-ramps from Storrow. Until today it had been covered by a gigantic steel sheet that would become slippery when it snowed.

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