Monday, October 17, 2005
Subway encounters
A couple weeks ago I was in New York for the day. I had bought a membership to the MOMA earlier in the day, and had gone down to the west village for lunch. After walking around a park there for a bit, I headed back into the subway to go back uptown and spotted someone on the platform who looked familiar. At the moment I couldn't place her.

We both got on the E train and were in the same car at opposite ends. After a minute or two of discrete glances, I realized who I thought it was - my photography teacher from Northwestern. Of course I then thought that it wouldn't be possible seeing as she would be in Chicago. However, when we both ended up getting off at the same stop I knew I had to go say hi.

As I approaches her, I noticed that there was a piece of tape on the case she was carrying with her name on it. Sure enough, it was Pamela Bannos, in New York for the weekend with her work in a gallery on 57th st. We spoke for a few minutes as we climbed the stairs and made our way out onto the street. It was good to see how she was doing, and a chance encounter in the subway is always a fun thing.

Other subway chance encounters will have to wait for another time though...


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