loving the city lightly

It can, after all, be as rough a city as it can be a tender one. Can his love match the city, then? Can his love be strong, consistent over the years and adapt to the changes that must inevitably occur? is he a faithful partner? Is he capable, by my standards, of loving the city lightly, softly? It does seem to me sometimes that he is a bit too aggressive in his declarations of love, as if he were afraid of any doubt making itself known. Perhaps even an unconscious doubt. He seems occasionally to press his love, to forward his suit, to crush the city to his heart...

 

Arturo Silva, Tokyo Whip