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Falling Down in the Subway

A woman fell in the train today. Actually she fell between the train and the platform so that her right leg went into the space between the platform and train. Scary. I found myself gasping dramatically, watching in anticipation as two brothers helped her up. I was alerted to the fall when one of them had said, “Oh [expletive]!” I thought for sure a child had fallen and the person was related to him.

When I saw that it was an elder, I thought, maybe she passed out. But her relieved, shaken energy said it was just a simple case of not looking where you step.  It turned out the two men who valiantly ran to her aid and got her back on her feet and seated and asked after her welfare repeatedly were complete strangers.

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