Sunday, May 25, 2008

the catcher in the s-bahn

Took the S5 out to Frederdorf to ride my bike to Strausberg, using a map that had been sold as a bike map.

A few boys who looked about 9 years old were lying stretched out on the pull-down seats in the bike section. Four or five more were forced to sit on regular seats. A girl in her early 20s was taking individually-wrapped Raffaello chocolates from a box, sometimes eating them, sometimes tossing them to the boys across the aisle. A boy came down the train and held out his baseball cap; she lobbed a Raffaello, which he fielded. Another boy came with his baseball cap. She said That was the last one. Rummaged in a big wheeled bag. Pulled out another box! Went on tossing chocolates across the aisle.

3 comments:

Jenny Davidson said...

Bicycles!

Chocolates!

I am mysteriously enchanted by this post...

One day let us hope to have a nice bicycle ride together, Helen, you will have to be the one in charge of map and route though?!?

Anonymous said...

Pretty! Things have gotten so pretty lately.

SMB

thomaspa said...

i love it when things like this happen.