Copenhagen – Malmø Night Train (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Wednesday, 26th September 2012. Copenhagen Airport Kastrup.
a girl sits opposite me on the express train from Copenhagen to Malmø. she’s wearing a short skirt, black pantyhose and trainers and looks like an arts and humanities major. she looks like the female me fifteen years ago. she’s reading from an old and well read copy of Paul Auster’s “New York Trilogy”, a cornerstone of American postmodernism. I watch her closely, and want to whisper some words in her ear if I’m getting off the train before her.
as the train gets off the Øresund bridge and reaches Sweden she puts Paul Auster in her purse, and pulls out a brand new copy of “Fifty Shades Of Grey”.
my stop is Triangelen. I get off the train and leave without a word.