Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Subway Snapshot

Riding on the #1, three handsome young men of South Asian descent catch my ear and eye.  I'm not drawn by what they're saying--they're discussing people I don't know, and a game I've never understood, even after playing it in gym class when we lived in London--but I love the music of it.  One fellow speaks with a lilting South Asian accent (my ear isn't tuned enough to get more specific than that).  Another speaks with a posh London dialect.  The third tawks pure Bronx.  And all three are dressed in white uniforms,  the crisp blinding cloth only slightly rumpled and grass-stained at this point.  They carry cricket bats and shin guards.  They were just playing at Riverbank State Park, in Harlem.  

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