the price of beauty

you probably do not need another good reason not to move to staten island . . . but, the mta just approved a toll hike from $11.00  to  $13.00 on the verrazano bridge.   can you imagine paying $13.00 to be on  staten island?   i would rather eat worms.  although it is a very beautiful bridge. maybe $13.00 is the price of beauty if you’re a  bridge.    here’s a nice picture i found on the internet:


* and it holds a lot of people –


this guy is probably happy to pay $13.00 to cross the bridge.  i can’t imagine under what circumstance someone would have the thought that they would like to have the verrazano bridge tattooed onto their back.  i bet he lives on staten island.


the post announced the toll hike today and i scrolled down to the comment section – which i always avoid because they can be pretty rancid. . . but i was curious about people’s reaction to the toll hikes.  i found this comment which made it completely worth scanning through the usual trash people spew in that section:

“And, it’ll only go higher again next year.
Will the last sane person leaving NY please turn off the lights.”



“Grant that I may become beautiful in my soul within, and that all my external possessions may be in harmony with my inner self. May I consider the wise to be rich, and may I have such riches as only a person of self-restraint can bear or endure.”

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