drawing by margueritaHow can you love God whom you do not see, if you do not love your neighbor whom you see, whom you touch, with whom you live? And so it is very important for us to realize that love, to be true, has to hurt. I must be willing to give whatever it takes not to harm other people and, in fact, to do good to them. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is not true love in me and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.
Standing out in this crowd requires not just money but patience.
“I’m learning to enjoy it,” she said.
“If you spend $20 million on an apartment, you want it to be right.
These newly wealthy are crowding into the market not just to buy the city’s most expensive homes.
“This trend is not going to go away because there are so many people who want these apartments,” she explained. “There’s the new rich and there’s the old rich. There’s the poor rich and the rich rich.”
One Fifth Avenue apartment she saw had exposed wiring and smelled of dog urine.
The couple agreed that only after they get through the process, which is not scheduled to be completed until early next year, will they start planning their wedding.
Still they are determined to move into their penthouse on Christmas Eve with their bed, toilet paper and toothbrushes.