Conversations on a train

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From MySpace blog: Sunday, June 18, 2006

Friday, on the east-bound Metrolink train, I’m standing at the folding doors waiting to disembark. A small group of African-American children crowd in around me. One lad, with mischievious eyes and a cherubic smile, steps up beside me and waves.

Lad: “Hi! My name’s Leon. I’m 12 years old and in the 7th grade.” Pause for dramatic effect and then, with gusto: “And I’m black.”

I appraise him with arched eyebrow and ask, “Really?”

His grin broadens. “Yeah.”

“Huh,” I say, and return the smile. “Neat!”

He laughs, the train stops at the Fairview Heights station, and we’re off.

/// Watching “Darkness” starring Anna Paquin (and mentally snoring)


  1. that is so sweet. Almost makes me want a couple kids…okay, nah.

    Posted by Shannon on Monday, June 19, 2006 – 9:25 AM

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