Archive November 2014

The black wall of the tunnel 0

Dear Bradshaw,

As you know, one of my favorite things to do in Rome on a Sunday is take a long walk with Francesca and enjoy a nice meal together. It’s always an adventure and last Sunday was no exception.

While riding the metro to a restaurant near the Colosseum, a couple entered the train pushing a stroller. The child in the stroller, about three years old, was gripping a toy gun that looked real. He was waving the weapon around, pretending to shoot individual passengers. When he aimed the gun at me and fired, I looked at the father and then the mother, expecting a gesture of apology or an expression pleading for my pardon. Instead I saw two imbeciles staring out the window at the black wall of the tunnel we were passing through. continue reading »

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