"I’ve been riding the tube alone. First day on the tube, riding from Marble Arch to Tottenham I started naming the people in my car. Not with names. Just with the thing I could actually know about each individual. Just to find the individuals in the mass. Man with I-pod. Man with newspaper from yesterday. Loud teenage boys. Child with blue eyes. Woman with grocery sack. Girl with red hair. Man with a red book. Indian woman with nosering. Man discussing stops and line changes with his pre-teen daughters—not from London. I’ve been playing this game for days now."