Magisterial, I believe is the word.
As such, it’s a fitting way to round out Arbitrary Theme Month here on this is how she fight start (though it would seem the ‘arbitrary’ aspect applies more to the timescale then the theme by this point). Having spent almost half a year reading about cities in all their forms, what have I learned? Well, on the one hand I’ve learned that it’s actually quite liberating not to have to worry about what to read next, to just have a pile you need to work your way down, however random and self-imposed that pile may be. But that’s not really how I should answer that question.
I should, I suppose, say something profound about cities and our places within them as humans and their places within us as humanity. But I’m not really sure what that should be. As perhaps the defining human construct (in both concrete and abstract senses of the word), our cities are us, with all the positives and negatives we entail, They are us magnified to the nth power and as such (and fortuitously, given by present lack of inspiration) defy easy categorization and glib summary. Here, have a cheesy youtube clip instead: