We researchers care about printed material, and books are big among us. Here are three book micro-episodes, more like odes to our rail systems:
- Julien Basch told me that he was in a subway car and while habitually checking out what others were reading, noticed the title, no kidding: Advanced Turkey Hunting.
- Ana Radovanovic told me she was busy reading a book, and looked up as she was about to leave, and the man sitting across from her was reading the same book. We could not confirm if they were reading the same page.
- I went on a trolley ride in San Francisco and amidst the rattle, the slanted light and moving shadows, sat a still, stylish woman, and if ever there would be a woman in your imagination to be reading Murakami, she would be the one, and she was reading Murakami.