Monday, August 8, 2016

Coming Home

Coming out of Carroll to Smith & 9th a woman gasped at the sight of the Viaduct & shouted, "Oh, that shit's scary - look at it! It's just like a roller coaster!"  No-one else seemed remotely disturbed by the crossing.  A couple of Chinese kids were pulling each other's ears while their mother dozed. Two guys across from me were lost in their phones, and a small Russian child in a stroller, two years old at most, was pretending, with infinite concentration, to read a tiny leaflet.  She turned the pages carefully, with little brow furrowed, while humming softly under her breath.

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