The sun comes up and light is diffused through windows, high rises, skyscrapers, planes, helicopters, billboards, everything. The streets are geometrically dappled, blocks of light, blocks of dark.

It is morning and I'm up early to see my dentist in New York City. He works in a big tall office building. I pace back and forth in the lobby, perusing the gold plated directory that stretches on and on like a war memorial wall.

Many dentists in New York City pack up and move to upstate cities like Newburgh, New York, where dentists will have more space to provide the individualized care many patients desire.