Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Declaraciónes de Amor
Yesterday, as I got off of the train, I saw a young man eyeing a young woman appreciatively. His half smile told me that he was sure to declare himself and not just walk by.
"Shut the f*ck up," he said.
"You shut the f*ck up," she replied.
"Before I take that [?] from you," she added.
(Ah, they know each other and have performed these courtship rituals before.)
Later, as I walked down the street I heard a woman yell, "I'm not picking you the f*ck up!" And then a child whimpered.
Maybe it was the same young woman, declaring a maternal love as she had earlier declared romantic love. Love is in the air.