WHERE: Amtrak from NYC to Philly
WHEN: August 27, 2011

This brother had such a majestic, polite demeanor. The train was rammed, and he gestured to me that the seat was open. Seemed like he was being politely deciding who he was or wasn't gonna share his seat with, because he was studying his Qur'an and didn't want any disruptive energy around him. He dozed off about 25 minutes into the ride, and I couldn't resist this shot. I could smell the wisdom between his ears. Made me strangely thankful to be seated next to him.