Thursday, October 18, 2007

WC: The Woman on the Train

Thin, maybe 5'3'. Tight stone-washed jeans, tight stone-washed denim jacket. Thick, fleece-lined leather gloves with seams along the fingers, as though she were in Alaska (it's about 70 degrees here today). A long gold scarf wrapped around her neck, head, and most of her face. A white-and-gold brocade hat with a flat, wide brim over the scarf.

When I noticed her out of the corner of my eye, I could only see her from the shoulders up, and I had the strangest feeling that Tennessee Williams's sister Rose had gotten on the train.

Is she avoiding germs? Is she incognito? Is she a very hip Muslim? I'll never know.

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