Thursday, December 22, 2011

Morning Rush

A couple mornings ago, people were going about the business 
of getting to work in the midst of a day-long rain. I took the top picture
while I was waiting for an outbound bus to take me to my little job.
There were a lot of cars coming in to town, to take up  thousands of
parking spaces while their owners spent the next eight to ten hours
cooped up inside one of the corporate buildings a half mile
down the road. All those cars taking all those spaces,
with only their drivers inside, no passengers.

The bus that arrived to take me to a building in northwest Indy
was already full, everyone having gotten on at its origination point 
about a mile away. All of us on the bus had common goals: trying to keep 
roofs over our heads, clothes on our backs and food in our bellies, 
as well as our kids'. The young woman sitting in front of me
had three small children, of whom the baby was the youngest,
she was taking to daycare before she went to her own job;
while I begin my day with a smile, looking forward to 
being able to take a pretty picture or two, I am 
certain that this young woman just starts her day tired.  

1 comment:

dive said...

Great post, Speedway.
Nice that - as well as your social message and righteous support for public transport - you also made the cars and streetlamps look like Christmas lights.