The Newtown Pentacle

Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi

unearthly immanence

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

After getting dropped off in Greenpoint from a boat journey on Newtown Creek, one scuttled across the Pulaski Bridge to Long Island City and the subway towards HQ back in Astoria.

Along the way, the Long Island Railroad was performing one of its daily tasks.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Big Allis loomed over LIC, as always.

Traffic was heavy, as always.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The Queens Midtown Tunnel teemed with vehicular flow.

As always.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The 7 train was delayed, as always, but it eventually appeared.

Luckily, I found a seat and was able to take a short rest.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

At Queensboro Plaza, the trains came and went, as always.

I was waiting for one traveling on the Astoria line to arrive.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Three or four 7 trains later, a W showed up.

I headed home, deep in thought, as always.

“Every time might be the last time.”

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Written by Mitch Waxman

November 2, 2022 at 11:00 am

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  1. As always: the Nietzschean ewige Widerkunft.

    george the atheist . . . eternal recurrence

    November 2, 2022 at 1:29 pm

  2. I wonder what that new concrete wall is about, in the railroad yard.


    November 4, 2022 at 9:48 pm

  3. […] and December are a bit of a blur for me. Posts like “unearthly immanence” or “brood capriciously” don’t say too much, but I’m fond of the photos. I spent a lot of […]

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