Sunday, August 28, 2016
#241 / Together In This
From Heathrow to Hammersmith on the Piccadilly Line. Transfer to the District Line. Arrive at Embankment. An easy walk to the London Hotel.
On the train: one woman (young) with a tee-shirt proclaiming, "Dreams Only Work / When You Do." Hot. People fanning themselves. Tattoos (many). Young men playing games. A woman with two young children; one of them, her son, playing a game, too. Her daughter, much younger, sucking on very thin slices of coconut, which the mother fetches from a little bottle she has in her purse. Glances exchanged. It's hot. Shared suffering. Dealing with the baggage. Acknowledgments all around.
Train as metaphor.
We are all together in this.
Gary A. Patton, Personal Photograph