On the stranger's tide
He got a scary ugly girl with an axe and sewed neck tattooed on his left arm, among other things. I was so curious about that particular tattoo that I took a ridiculous amount of time examining it. I was about to open my mouth and asked him what it means to him. But then I noticed just as I was staring at his tattoo, he was staring at his feet with his thoughts echoing inside his head. So I looked away and held my words. It's not my first time sitting next to a stranger on a 6 hours flight. But it was my first time feeling so curious about the stranger next to me.