Two Missed Trains

I missed my train this morning. It was already at my station when I crossed over to the entrance staircase. I wasn’t even halfway up the stairs when a second train arrived. I wouldn’t have made it even if I ran for it. When I passed the turnstiles, I saw I’d have to wait 10 minutes for the next train. So much for getting to work on time.

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~Izzy

Shoe Tree

  
Someone flung a pair of sneakers onto one of the trees that my train platform overseas. I wonder if it’s to symbolize a death or to mark drug/gang territory. Growing up in the inner city, those were the reasons for shoe trees. Sometimes they were on street light poles or electrical wiring.

I remember there was a block near my Washington Heights residence that had trees full of sneakers. That block was notorious for drugs & gangs. It didn’t matter that the local church was just a block away on that two-block street.

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~Izzy

Fire Escape Cats

Yesterday, when I reached the platform level at my train station, I noticed a tabby cat on the fire escape of the building at the corner. As I watched it going around, I noticed a black cat a few levels higher. They were just going up & down. There was no way for stray cats to get on those fire escapes, so they must belong to one of the tenants. I thought maybe they had left the window open & the cats made a run for it, but all the windows were closed. I called 311 to so they would send someone to find their owner, but the calls didn’t go thru. I didn’t see them today, I just hope they’re safe at home.

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~Izzy

Beautiful Fall Morning 11/03/15

  
The weather was so nice this morning, that I didn’t get upset about missing my train or seeing the aftermath of a car accident (no one was hurt).

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~Izzy