In Greek legend, the Sphinx devoured all travelers who could not answer the riddle it posed: “What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening?” The hero Oedipus gave the answer, “Man,” causing the Sphinx’s death.
Another beautiful girl goes missing in NYC. Last seen in Washington Square.
In the life to come he will be haunted by visions of how beautiful she was, and how he ignored her. His heart inconsolable will melt away in regret and tears.
I was too sick yesterday to walk around. So I sat, and watched the city come to me.