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October 2, 2010
In the beginning the city was a miracle of lights and sounds and people, a center of ever growing life. She looked into its smoke choked heart and saw the faces of Hope and Possibility. She did not see Violence, nor Fear. In the beginning she saw only what she wanted to see, which was a new life, one in which no one would ever tell her, "You cannot do this," or, "You cannot say that," or, "You cannot live the way you want to live." In the beginning, she trusted in the metallic, gleaming promises of skyscrapers and limousines.