Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Out and about

1. On the Smith-9th-bound platform of the Greenpoint Ave. G train station.

2. Marriage equality window boxes on Henry Street.

3. And a story: Last week, I was on the train in the early evening, say, 8ish. I didn't bother sitting down because I was only going a few stops and was standing in front of a teenage couple. I wouldn't have paid them any attention — they looked exactly like dozens of other kids I see every day — except that the girl spent most of the ride scribbling furiously on a hot pink post-it and guarding it jealously, though she did show it to the guy, who offered whispered commentary I didn't catch. When the train pulled into my stop, the guy stuck the post-it to the other side of the pole I was holding before they ran off giggling. I leaned around to take a look before I got off, more out of idle curiosity about the kinds of perversions Kids Today are getting up to than in expectation of anything interesting, and read, in carefully drawn and decorated letters, "You shall fall in love easily." I remain charmed.

5 comments:

Martha said...

What a lovely, lovely post!

claudia said...

Really great stuff.

Gina said...

What a delightful story!

Becky said...

best story ever. people are so mysterious!

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