Evening Commute Observations

I went for a walk/run after work today, so I took the train home later than usual. I was glad to miss the evening rush, specially after my frustrating morning commute. I got a seat one station into my ride. Granted it was next to some hooded guy most riders assumed was a homeless person. He didn’t smell, just looked like he didn’t want to be bothered (and was possibly high).

A few stops later two African women came in thru separate doors, but were apparently together. They each had an infant child, one in a stroller, the other wrapped in a blanket & strapped to her mother’s back. I’ve always found that form of baby carrying intriguing. Not only does it free up the mother’s hand, but the child has a closer bond to its mother. It’s simultaneously simple & intricate. Just a single sheet of fabric wrapped & tied just right in order to hold a baby, sometimes a toddler. Just goes to show that you don’t always need to get high-tech with children.

Feel free to post comments or share similar experiences, whether in NYC or elsewhere.


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