“Starcrossed,” by Josephine Angelini
It was a quiet train making its way in the late afternoon. I was busy photographing a woman reading Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders. I took the shot, and then there was the usual interaction and introduction. Throughout this process though, I kept hearing a precise play-by-play of what I was doing and why. The soft but excited voice was coming from the back of the car. The young woman on the right of this photograph was explaining my actions to her siblings. I made my way over to them and learned that she had been following the library on facebook for almost a year. I sat with them for a bit and we chatted about the library, about photography, and about books. I’m so glad that the girl in the middle had been reading, because it’s my pleasure to bring these three people to the library.