That’s not actually the USPS motto, but an inscription on a building in New York, sort of a monument. There’s supposedly a Carly Simon song based on it. And I think of James Taylor. But I am here trying to juxtapose it (and I riffed on it during an exchange with the MMW archivist, below) with the news that someone vandalized a statue on campus here, about the grieving angel i.e. the tribute to Leland Stanford, who died young.
In Palo Alto, meanwhile, am I have been trying all morning to work this in somewhere, or trying to repress such, a building directly across from City Hall which once housed the mail service is soon to be the single-tenant home of Palantir, a defense contractor and privately held $20 B startup whose name references Lord of the Rings but to me is more Orwellian. And we have a beautiful post office building that the idiots in Washington want to sell off for scrap.