Friday, November 04, 2005

Reading in the bus

Some days ago I was doing my monkey routine in the bus, on my way home, hanging by one arm from a handle and holding .. not a banana, but a book in the other- Marquez, if you were wondering. While hardly sustaining myself in bipede position, I noticed that the lady sitting next to me was also reading. The Bible. And my unbeliever modern self left aside the love in the time of cholera, stood there hanging and stared ... :)

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  1. I read somewhere in the US poetry of recent not-well authors is posted on the back of the bus-seats, so they get a chance to be read. Imagine thousands of bored people sitting in the bus staring at a poem in front of them.

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  2. Ha! really? sounds nice :) let's do that!

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  3. I never understood "bus-readers". This doesn't mean that I don't agree with them. It's just that I like to enjoy people's company and to "communicate" with them.
    Probably it's because I don't use buses so often to move around the city. If I would use them on a daily basis I would become indiferent to their presence...I think.

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  4. try rush hour in the capital ;) .. with and without a book. standing and sitting. then tell me what felt better :)

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  5. I know what you are talking about and I justified myself by telling that I'm not a frecvent bus user. This traffic is killing me but I have the antidot....music :)

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  6. hihihi.. i know. today my mp3 player ran out of batteries. i can;t explain how maddeningly tormenting was the road back home, when i had to listen to my thoughts.. live.

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  7. Sometime we have to listen to ours thoughts (live), but let's not make a habbit of it :)
    Next time don't forget your spare batteries at home!

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  8. Well if you're going to hell anyway, Love in the Time of Cholera and other Marquez works are good to have with you. THat dude is awesome, as is Isabel Allende (esp. Eva Luna).
    My whole blog started with musings about people on the commuter bus.

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  9. Haha :).. thanks, Sue, it's very reassuring :))

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