Archive for September, 2006

Public Viewing

September 16, 2006

I caught the train the other day. I don’t catch public transport that often, but my car was playing up and I had no other alternative.

Anyway, I took a seat and took a look around. A girl in the seat directly over the aisle from me was reading a book. She was reading Undercover.

I couldn’t help but sneakily watch her expression for the duration of the trip for any signs of life. Was she enjoying the book? I don’t know. She wasn’t frowning. That was a start. I kept hoping that she’d smile or even laugh out loud, and then I’d feel as though I’d been given two thumbs up from a fellow commuter.

She hopped off the train two stops before me. I’m still not sure if she liked what she was reading, and I was too shy to introduce myself.

That was my day out on Melbourne’s wonderful train network. Very surreal.

PS. New book progressing well – I guess that’s why I’ve been scarce around these parts. Hopefully Wired will be done and dusted by the end of October. I’ll try and get here every week to keep you posted. Cheers. DM