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We might be less like 'strangers' and more connected than we think. Great work, Catalina! 🫢🏼

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read this while on the train home, gonna take the rest of the ride to take in my surroundings :)

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Oct 18, 2023Liked by Catalina

I loved this piece. Particularly how your description of the events made me feel part of that moment, I felt like I was, as well, on that bus <3

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This is a beautiful essay Catalina. I swear your storytelling gets better each week. Loved this one :)

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Holy cow Catalina! The details you added to this piece totally brought it to life. I've always experienced this similar sensation in parks and other public spaces. I love that we can choose to find unpredictability and diversity in places not far from home.

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"bus rides provide a unique blend of unpredictability and diversity, where each journey unfolds in its own distinct way."

You've well captured something I have experienced myself on public transit. There is a magic in its diversity and the quiet chaos of humanity that descends on it each day. The story about the kindness exuded by the bus driver is very moving.

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β€œthe bus is a portal to serendipity.” A wonderful and pithy perspective. πŸ™

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