NATHANIEL RECALLS THE MIRACLE
The grandchildren approach.
Nathaniel can make them out dimly in the shadows. When it’s time, he’ll tell them about the miracle.
It was the dawn of the new millennium, he’ll say. I was living in the Midwest back then, but my friends from college persuaded me to come to New York.
I arrived a few days ahead of the amazing occasion, and all over the city there was an atmosphere of feverish anticipation. The year two thousand! The new millennium! Some people thought it was sure to be the end of the world. Others thought we were