The Cathedral of the Marshes
9. Christ falls for the third time: Notting Hill Gate Tube Station, Central Line westbound platform.
The busy rhythm of commuters emptying and filling the platform leaves no time for consideration of the person who is underfoot: he is most probably drunk or high on drugs. The situation is so common that one is numb to it. Another casualty, a public nuisance, an impediment on the journey home, Christ becomes the fallen individual whose eyes we do not meet as we step over him.