Watching Trains and Feeling Small

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"I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean." – Lee Ann Womack , "I Hope You Dance" As I waited for the subway the other day, perfecting the art of staring blankly into space and wearing earphones like an introspective dunce, I couldn’t help but let a smile slip across my face. A child–perhaps 7 years old, perhaps not even that–was waiting anxiously (and dangerously) near the edge of the platform, watching for the train to come. His anticipation […]

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