There's basketball rim bolted into the concrete wall, a workout station with pull-up and dip bars, a sink with a toilet, a telephone, and a camera monitoring the area. The top of the Roof is sealed with a metal grill with holes. It's where the sun, rain, wind and fog come in. Depending on the time of day, we get to go to the Roof and embrace the weather that comes in. The area is the size of two regular living rooms.
We may get to go to the Roof once of twice a week for an hour or two. It all depends on the rotation.
Tonight we were out on the Roof for an hour. I saw the round moon through the holes of the metal grill. I heard the sound of trains passing by. I smelt the fresh air after the rain. For a while, I wished I was on the outside.
It's all a matter of time.