You can’t say “I love New York”.
Tourists can love New York. Me? Who grew up here? Who’s lived here my whole life, who’s crawled over every stone and swung off every cornice…I AM New York.
It’s in me, in my blood, like a disease…you know, like a blood disease but a good one, like a happy…cancer.
So clearly I was not bitten by a radioactive poet. But you get what I’m saying.
When you’re part of a greater whole…when you’re enmeshed.
…You know when something’s coming.
(Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1, 2008)