subway series


in nyc
in the summertime
people prefer to stand 
even when there are seats

why

because 
personal space

but
in the winter
when we're bundled up
we squeeeeeze 
into seats
shoulder to shoulder

maybe to keep warm
maybe
 because
 all those clothes
create a layer of protection
or 
maybe
the extra layers
protect
 that 
vulnerable 
personal space

6 comments:

  1. I rarely take transit, and when I do, I end up giving up a seat to others anyway.

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  2. It's cooler than sitting.. and avoids wrinkling pants/dresses. Maybe. :)

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  3. I don't use public transit and have never really thought about it but it makes sense.

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  4. When we were in NY in May, I did both...😉

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  5. I've never thought about this.
    I wonder....
    xo.

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