I told her that I heard her speak at Columbia University a few years ago about Jack Kerouac and then I walked further up the platform. I just did not want to intrude.
About a minute later, she and her friend got up from the bench and walked in my direction. I spoke with her for about a minute about Barnard, because my cousin was the president of the Barnard alumni association and then she walked off with her friend. Then, the train came.
I was disappointed I did not have my camera with me... it was a bittersweet moment. Indeed.
This is a photo I took of Joyce Johnson in February 2011, at Columbia University, when she read from "Visions of Cody."