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TUBE NOTES #2

A tangle of hands hanging from the bar. One of those occasions when folks squeezing into the carriage have to find any available half-space to wrap their fingers, so, arms cross, fingers stretch and elbows find themselves in ears, in eyes. For Pete’s sake, sort yourselves out, just all let go, untangle, start again. I suspect that I am obsessed with hands. Well, some hands, perhaps. A slimmish, brownish ...

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TUBE NOTES: CENTRAL LINE, LONDON, RUSH HOUR…

Tall, tall, tall, I want to be tall, tall, tallAs big as a wall, wall, wall, as big as a wall, wall, wall(Empire State Human, The Human League 1979) The Central Line carriages are small and cramped and the seatless space where the doors open and us commuters stand is arched, higher in the middle than at the doors. When it isn’t so busy, you can stand where you ...

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