small things

My random observation of the day: it is oddly reassuring to see a pair of legs stuck out from under a jacked-up car parked at the side of the street. Instantly, the street transforms from a row of houses in which strangers live, passing each other without speaking on their way to work each morning, and becomes a community in which people live and play and fix their cars.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen that in London before. It affected me rather profoundly.