"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

New York Minute

I stayed up late and watched that game last night. I woke up early and searched the street outside my apartment for my lost wallet. No luck on either end of the candle.

First day of work after vacation sucks, but not as bad apparently as the first day of daycare after vacation. My younger son was a wreck and I was a triple grump when I slouched into my subway seat.

After a few stops a tall, young Black man boarded the train on crutches. He had a large cast on his left foot and a weathered Boston Red Sox smashed down over his head.

I was listening to music but I made eye contact with him when he settled up against the opposite door. I pointed at him and then I pointed at my seat. He nodded and I got up and moved to the side for him to sit. He nodded again in thanks and we exchanged small but genuine smiles.

I reached to my head to adjust my Yankee hat. When my hand touched my forehead, I remembered that I hadn’t worn it today. I wish I had.



1 NoamSane   ~  Aug 8, 2011 1:59 pm

Now that's a NY Minute! Too bad about the hat (and the wallet, for that matter).

2 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 8, 2011 3:45 pm

You're a good man, Mr. J.

3 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 8, 2011 5:58 pm

Yeah man, good stuff.

4 Marek   ~  Aug 9, 2011 7:02 pm

A Black Red Sox fan? Rare avis...

5 Marek   ~  Aug 9, 2011 7:32 pm

Err, rara avis.

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