It's the day after Labor Day, and here in New York, you can feel a burst of energy on the streets. The sidewalks are filled with New Yorkers again.
You can tell by two things: The pace at which they walk - rapid, no lollygagging, no strolling - and the look … tanned, rested and ready.
Summer's wardrobe has been shunted aside for something more traditional, more transitional - more businesslike.
There will be talk today of places visited, relatives tolerated - and the lamentations on a summer too short, with not enough time for books and naps and conversations. There will be announcements: "I quit," "I'm getting married," "I'm having a baby," and pronouncements: "He's a jerk," "That restaurant is overrated," "The Yankees are driving me crazy."
Soon it will be time for lunch - and after that, New Yorkers will get back down to the business of running the universe.
Harry's daily commentary can be heard on many across the country.