For the most part, then, it was a pretty solitary weekend...and this fact brought to my mind this number from Stephen Sondheim's Company:
This number—just one among many brilliant numbers from maybe the only truly great musical I've had the privilege of seeing performed live onstage (with another Sondheim classic, Sweeney Todd, giving it close competition)—beautifully encapsulates life in a big city to a T: how a city like NYC can be so populous and fast-paced, yet so full of emotional disconnection. We're all headed somewhere, often not stopping to take in all the various people and settings surrounding us—dwarfing us.
Such an awareness can be a double-edged sword, though. Sometimes it's fun just to sit around, observe the lives happening in front of you and wondering about the people living them. And sometimes, doing that just makes you feel even more alone.
In which case, then...time to reach out and connect/reconnect! Maybe next weekend will be more successful in that regard.