it's how i get where i am going when it's too far or late to walk. where i realize how much i share in common with perfect strangers. where i do my best thinking. i like looking down and seeing chuck taylors and leather loathers, flip flops and oxfords. side-by-side. i like wondering where people are going, where they are coming from, what their stories are. because i know they have them. i only need to look around at what people are reading to know that all sorts of people have the same questions and wonders as me. that's not just comforting at 8:26 on a tuesday morning commute. that's comforting in life. in a funny way, i think that some of the most interesting, most valuable lessons of this city are learned when i am traveling beneath it.