Squaring the Circle, Eventually
—Do you remember our old ecstasies?
—Why would you have me waken those memories?
—When you hear my name does your heart always glow? Do you always see my soul in dreams?
(Paul Verlaine, "Sentimental Conversation")
There are certain advantages to being perennially unattached, especially as regards the evening commute. You generally have nowhere you have to be, not especially so, anyway. You can rush to the train and pack yourself in among fellow sardines in hopes of splaying out on the couch as soon as possible, which is nice, no doubt. However, you're also free to wander about town for a couple of hours, taking pictures with your little camera that takes square photographs, instead. It's not a lifestyle for everyone, but don't knock it too hard until you've tried it awhile.