Too many people.

I don’t buy the notion that places where large masses of people congregate, specifically transit depots, are little oases of magic where two human beings might bump into each other and start a lifelong relationship of love and discovery.  That sounds like pablum straight out of a Lifetime movie.  Train stations, airport terminals, bus stops….these are places for people to wait to board some apparatus of locomotion or venture out into the city to do one thing or another.  They’re full of busy, sweaty, hurried people, all rushing about to get to where they need to go because that’s the primary function of these places.  Though, if you’re lucky, they will at least be architecturally interesting so you’ll have something to look at while you wait.  I’ve been in all three of these locations more than once in my life, and I felt more like cattle being herded into a pen than I was some unwitting player in a vast human drama.

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3 comments

  1. philosophermouseofthehedge · October 6, 2014

    Moooooving post.
    Nice read, thanks

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  2. loupmojo · October 6, 2014

    I think you have to be able to stand apart from those rushing sweaty hordes to see life in those places, and if you have time to do that I reckon there are stories to be had 😉

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