Waiting • Lens-Artists Challenge #72

Is that bloody train finally coming?

WaitingLens-Artists Challenge #72

Waiting • Lens-Artists Challenge #72
Waiting • Photo by Michael Wolf

Japanese commuters, whether it’s by metro, bus, train etc. all share this one burning question when waiting for their means of transport to arrive during rush hour. When will we – in heaven’s name – finally arrive?

Monday rush-hour 2 by David Wolf
The dreaded waiting • Photo by Michael Wolf

These 2 photos are photos of photos by Michael Wolf taken during an exhibition – Life in Cities – in the Hague. It perfectly captures the experience most Japanese – and gai-jin’s for that matter – must endure when traveling by subway in the notorious rush-hour.

Paradoxically, waiting to arrive more often than not is worse than waiting to depart!

Is that bloody train finally coming?
Waiting • Is that bloody train finally coming?

I rather walked or biked the journey to the office and back in the time that I worked there. And when the weather was bad – hot, humid and rainy as in most of the summer- I indulged myself and took a $20 cab. Anything better than to wait in a smelly, humid and packed metro to finally arrive.

Parts of this post were previously written for J.I. Roger’s Six-Word Story Challenge – “Waiting” and the Monday Window Challenge by Ludwig Keck– “Monday rush-hour”.

Waiting • Six-Word Story Challenge

Waiting

for f***'s sake, are we there?

For f***’s sake, aren’t we there?

Japanese commuters, whether it’s by metro, bus, train etc. all share this one burning question when waiting for their means of transport to arrive during rush hour.

Paradoxically, waiting to arrive was worse than waiting to depart.

Submission for J.I. Roger’s Six-Word Story Challenge – “Waiting“.

Waiting• 2

A different slant (an easy one I know…)

Is that bloody train finally coming?

Is that bloody train coming finally?

Click here to see my submission for the entry for J.I. Roger’s Six-Word Story Challenge – Elixer.

Elixer • Six-Word Story Challenge

Elixer

Elixer
Picture by Banksy

CAUTION. DO NOT SWALLOW. MASS MEDIA.

Banksy put it wonderfully. All six words are there. Nothing for me to add or do, except re-arrange them a little bit.

Coming from an ex-ad-man this might seem paradoxical in the least, but the last two decades I’ve abhorred mass-media and its influence. Especially now that mass-media and fake-news seem to have become one and the same.

Submission for J.I. Roger’s Six-Word Story Challenge – “Elixer“.

Click here to see my submission for the entry into Monday Window Challenge.