Herd of Humans: “But I love you!”

You don’t expect anything to happen on the tube. Actually, you actively try to make sure nothing happens on the tube; everyone make sure to avoid eye contact, burying themselves in their reading material or music. Some people find this frustrating. They think it’s a moment for true human connection, or at least acknowledgement, and it’s all a big waste that we are smashed in there ignoring each other, but I don’t mind it anymore. We’re all in a tiny space, we’re all tired, and we’re all just trying to get somewhere else. The most pleasant way to endure it is for everyone to just keep to themselves quietly. But every now and then something happens that pulls everyone from their private lives pressed into one carriage and makes them into a real group of people with big, beating hearts. Like last Tuesday. Continue reading