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posted by [personal profile] bethofalltrades at 02:52am on 06/03/2009
At 2AM on a thursday I stood at one end of a subway platform. Off in the distance I heard a few familiar chords.

I walked toward them. Halfway down, I found a four piece band playing "Free Fallin'.". Guitar, drums, upright bass and accordian, all down there on the platform.

A middle-aged man in a yarmulka swayed gently to the music. A punk with a guitar strapped to his back played along on nothing but air. Two women came up and danced in front of the band. The accordian player laughed and cheered them on.

People on the platform across from us stopped to watch. The chorus came and the punk started singing. The women joined in almost instantly, followed by a well-dressed couple and a few stray, oddly-engaged hipsters. Moments later, a smile breaking across his face, the Jewish fellow's tentative baritone came in.

Followed momentarily by me.

"And I'm freeeeeeee... Free fallin'."

For a minute I had the New York City of hero movies... or, at least, I saw it. I must remember it is there all the time.

Love,
Beth

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