Sunday, November 11

small kindnesses on the train

the woman across the aisle tells me the toilet is 'a long long way away' as if she regrets me having to walk so far through the swaying carriages.

we've had small conversations about how cold it is and the delays. when the girl next to me gets off, she leans over and interrupts my music to say 'goodbye' with a smile.

the train conductor commiserates with a passenger about the delays. 'I just want to get everyone home'. he sounds like he means it.