Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Where Are You Going? Where Are You From?

The earnest, blonde, middle-aged woman on the train is standing over the seated older black man, literally talking down to him. Her accent and body-language peg her for a tourist, while he claims the Bronx, even as his shabby clothes suggest a harder story.

"That's how God tells you you can do it!" she says enthusiastically, leaning in. He sighs and wags his head noncommittally.

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