Community and serendipity on wheels
We might be less like 'strangers' and more connected than we think. Great work, Catalina! 🏼
read this while on the train home, gonna take the rest of the ride to take in my surroundings :)
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
This is a beautiful essay Catalina. I swear your storytelling gets better each week. Loved this one :)
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.
"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.
“the bus is a portal to serendipity.” A wonderful and pithy perspective. 🙏