- Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings
Saturday, May 18, 2013
i am the loneliest person in this subway car
"The train came, and Jules Jacobson stepped on and that: I am the loneliest person in this subway car. Everything here looked ugly: the aqua subway seats; the ads for Goya products, as if a faded color illustration of now-grey guavas in gray syrup could make you want to eat them; the metal rails that had been grasped by thousands of hands that very day; the stations as they flowed past the window. I am having a crisis, she thought, I suddenly feel a new, fragile sense of myself in the world, and it is unbearable."