1. little baby elle, nicknamed chicken, who kept sticking her face between the seats to smile at me on the new jersey transit
  2. man wearing a bald cap and tiny glasses who told me I must have a lot of muscles because i held the train doors open
  3. strangers with a connection
    she almost missed her stop before he pointed it out- she dashed off the train and a few seconds later ran back to give him back his book, which he had been showing her. she stuck it through a small gap in the train door and almost got her hand smashed.
  4. a boy who looked like he'd just spent his summer on his dad's yacht in the mediterranean
    pastel pink baseball tee, high quality camel colored shorts, sperrys and a copy of The Fountainhead