Sunday, May 01, 2005

two families in the subway

as i was waiting for the train, i saw two white families, One a father with a suade jacket and backpack, clearly in his 40s with a professor look about him. Sitting next to a woman looking like a librarian. She was fawning over a 4 or 5 year old boy who had on a Baseball cap that said OXFORD dictionary across the front. He was active and using his imagination to tell stories to his mother and young woman in her early 20s.. As the train came, the two women got up to hold his hand.. His Nanny and his mother..

Left on the bench was another white woman, hunched over, with two children.. A female about 12 and a boy about 7-8, her skin was spotty and she held an open beer bottle in her brown paper bag, she was ignorning her son who was trying to ask her a question. She told him to sit down.... she looked tired...