Last spotted in San Francisco, USA on March 28, 2003, 1:23 pm
Who is he? Where is he going? Where has he been? David Barrett / Quinthar
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I love the New York subways. I board the subway on the way back to the airport with a giant burrito and bottle of horchata, and immediately can't find a place to sit. I wander up and down the car, and consider braving the inter-car doors. Eventually I decide to just wedge myself in between two other guests, without making eye contact or even acknowledging their existence. I am so New York. Next I pull out my food and drink and start, position myself such as to minimize the mess to myself and others, and begin my meal.

Ebbing out of the city by this underground river of steel and concrete, jammed against the daily human tide while focused on my task in hand, I'm overwhelmed with a sense of being part of something. Not a big part, just part.

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