They’ve increased the lighting on transit a lot recently. It’s far more harsh and clinical than it’s ever been, so that everything shows up that much better in the surveillance footage from the new security cameras they’ve been installing.

But it also means that at night the reflections in the windows are that much brighter and clearer. It’s that much harder to see what’s happening outside, and that much easier to come face to face with yourself.

At the end of the night there’s always that long skytrain ride home. Some nights you just don’t want to look at yourself so you stare at the floor.

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