Urban Prayer of Praise

The Works of Man are the works of Nature, for Man is the World.
The towering buildings of this city stand as nobly as ancient trees,
grown tall with age.
My praise goes out to those who built them,
whether living or dead,
for their skill and vision,
and to the Ancestors who developed the means to build them,
and to the spirit of the city itself,
formed of and forming the city around us.