Saturday Morning

Everything is better in the quiet car.

In the quiet car, everyone is calm.

~ Jenny Offill, Weather: A Novel (Knopf, February 11, 2020)


Photo: Matthew Jones


  1. ❤️


  2. Quiet cars can be good…. Under the right circumstances, however, a loud car can be an awful lot of fun, too… 😉

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  3. We were nearly run over by the MAYOR of our French place because he was driving an E-car….. it wasn’t that much fun!

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Yes … tell me about it!! … “In the quiet car, everyone is calm.”

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  5. Valerie Meluskey says:

    the car conjured up via the photo and Jenny Offillis feels better than anything I’m experiencing right now…

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  6. Sunday morning here

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  7. Hmm…you speak of the “quiet car” on the commuter train…Jenny Offill, is on staff at Brooklyn College, perhaps she is eluding to the commuter train? /// and our car wasn’t safe today…we used one that hasn’t been used for about 2 weeks…it needed some gas and there is a little natural foods store 2 blocks down…I wanted to shop there…I keep saying is that our car that smells hot? We stopped at a forest park for a short walk though first I said the car smells hot, it is our car…he lifts the hood and on the manifold some critter had built a nest… the nest was starting to smolder!!! The car certainly wouldn’t have been quiet if it caught fire and blew up! The fun part of the walk was that I glad to take a photo for a mom and her daughter and then witnessed 2 early 30’s couples the women were sisters and as one sister opened a gift it was a little angel white oneies that had “Auntie” across the front the sisters were hugging up and down and the husbands were smiling he whispered to me and I congratulate him…we also saw some early flowering shrubs, snow drops, edwardian, etc..

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  8. hugging and jumping up and down

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  9. Christie says:

    No you didn’t miss being on staff at Brooklyn College…I noticed she was born in Massachusetts and I think lived in Canada for part of her formative years…She was on staff at Vassar recently…. I did some sleuthing figuring she liked the East Coast -thus the “quiet car” and noticed she is currently on staff at Brooklyn College…this is her 2020 book tour: perhaps some of your readers will be able to go to one of her book signings? Kindly, Christie

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