A girl in a coral dress (brown ponytail) stares off into space, while the man next to her (gray hair: cut short) grimaces over his glasses at his newspaper.

She wears flip flops and a jean jacket, her too-bare-for-March legs tightly crossed under the navy canvas bag (leather straps) she clasps in her lap.

He’s wearing a gold insignia ring on his middle right finger that clutches the word “Resurgence,” and the wedding band on his left hand delicately reflects the lights of the tunnel as the train hurtles on.

She shifts her gaze to a different part of nowhere. He flips to the back of the sports section. The train finally rumbles into the 125th Street station.

And Coral Longing and Basketball Dreams wordlessly follow each other out the door.