“My life is no longer pulled in different directions or tied to anyone or anything; it is closed in on itself in the silence of death. I turn off the light and shut my eyes. I feel the rhythmic movement of the train as it rolls into the unknown; this movement also brings me peace—the peace of an alibi. Not only am I separated from everything, but I am not situated at any particular spot in the universe: I’m just passing through. I have no more ties to the earth, no more desire or curiosity.” —Simone de Beauvoir, America Day by Day
(This shot is part “Visitors,” a new series of photographs taken in the Boston subway.)
6 thoughts on “Platforms”
agree, work so well together!
Thanks, Richard. The de Beauvoir book is recommended if you haven’t read it. Best wishes.
Wonderful shot, Chris and it works magic with the quotation.