PEOPLE I SAT NEAR ON THE TRAIN TODAY

  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