TRAIN MUSIC

On the ride to work this morning I transferred at Fulton station to the 5 train. A middle aged man with thick framed 1960s era styled glasses walked into the train and claimed the pole at the midway point between the two opposing sets of doors. Once he found his comfort zone he began whistling. It was odd only in the sense the train was less noisy than usual. No one was conversing. Everyone was either engrossed in their digital apparatus or staring straight ahead feigning interest in the advertisements adorning the inner skin of the train car in attempt to show disinterest in their surroundings.
The man began whistling but not an ordinary tune. He whistled classic composition that seemed so out of place it was perfect in its fit against the rumble of steel on steel. I stopped staring at the advertisements for Poetry in Motion and ASA.edu, which allowed my peripheral to view the 6′ long legged, slim waist, slight breasted young woman, who carried it all with a style befitting a woman more curvacious… Sorry, got carried away in reminiscence. I broke away, and lost myself in the absurdity of the the whistled tune, and appreciated the precise pitch offered while remembering Stephen A. Smith is not a fan of whistling and neither is the character Sheldon, on Big Bang Theory. I smiled but I didn’t care. Others saw me smile and they were then freed to smile. Half the train was smiling as we reached Grand Central. As we filed past the man with whistling lips, strangers all, many thanked the man for his song, as we walked past him through the doors to our daily fates.
WHERE THE HELL DID THE MUSIC PANHANDLERS GO? I MISS MY FREE MUSIC (I ADMIT, I DON’T OFTEN CONTRIBUTE TO THE HAT OR BUCKET). I WANT MY MUSIC BACK!!!

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One Response to TRAIN MUSIC

  1. Leslie says:

    I like

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