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Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
tube train
Waves and waves of people with long, disgruntled faces, with sad or indifferent faces. Each one of them a miracle, the child of the explosion of a star long long ago, the result of the most improbable chain of events. But maybe not this morning, when most of them stare blankly into space and warily cast side glances at each other, jealous of the minimal personal space conquered, or burying their faces into the free morning tabloid full of lurid but insubstantial stories and of a vague, distorted approximation to the news of the day. This morning I am one of them. There is somebody I know in the carriage and it is very clear that they must have seen me but do not want contact or to be spoken to.

I only have to do this once a week. I suppose I am rather lucky.


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scifi_mel From: scifi_mel Date: October 20th, 2015 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I dread running into people I know in the tube on the morning. I'm not good at conversation at the best of times and first thing in the morning I am tired and brain dead and just want to read my book and not have to interact with anyone till at least my 2nd cup of coffee. It's much easier on the ride home.
djpsyche From: djpsyche Date: October 20th, 2015 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, the Tube is not the place for socialising. It is pretty depressing, everyone in a stressed mood. I don't miss it at all!
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