Train conversations

Two done-up and young looking middle-aged Italian women in the train to London talking passionately about relationships. They didn't quite agree on whether or not the ‘second phase’ of a relationship is beautiful.

The first phase is being in love, and the second is a cold but “gentile contratto, io sonno così, tu sei così.” [kind contract, ‘I am like this, you are like that’].

I thought about this quietly for the rest of my train ride.