I love this story! The detail is wonderful and the scene is so nicely recreated and really captures the NYC subway experience. The manner of confrontation about the meaning of the image is instructive also. But I am left wondering about the identity of the speaker. Is he a white Irish-American from the Bronx, or is he a brown or black man? Why and how does this matter? I am not sure yet, but I'm thinking about it, was that intended? Was the hipster reference a joke? I think so, but I'm not sure, and I think knowing the identity of the speaker might help illuminate that. Really interesting story, thank you.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 22:41