The Transit Interpretation Project (TriP) blog post for Day 6 is by artist Jessica Earley.
I spent some time talking with this man at the 125 bus stop.
He was quite shy, but opened up enough to sing a song to me.
Later we sat quietly together on the bus, but at some point he turned to me and asked if I could teach him how to pray.
As an atheist I felt unqualified. But I still wanted to at least try to offer some assistance.
So I briefly explained my non religious way of praying.
The interaction got me thinking more about prayer.
Why I do it and how I do it.
I’ve decided to base my project around this and am grateful always for the people we meet on the streets who trigger us to reevaluate ourselves.