Startlingly, I realized the other day that it had been more than a decade since I had been routinely commuting on public transit.
And one thing that I had forgotten about commuting on public transit is how wonderful it is to have a significant, regular, uninterrupted span of time to just sit and read a book.
Or, for those times when I'm on BART, to just stand and read a book.
I used to read books ALL the time on public transit, but then, as I say, I went for more than a decade without doing that.
And I rather stopped reading. Well, not entirely, but I definitely spent a lot less time reading.
So it is WONDERFUL to be back in a situation where I am regularly reading again.
Heck, it's not uncommon for me to make it through an entire book in a week!
Now, there are some downsides to public transit, of course.
But reading a book is, for certain, a very big upside.