The truth, down below

The next time you’re on the subway, take a li’l looksee at everyone else and imagine them nude. Not just in their underwear, but full-on, full-out nude. In whatever position they happen to be in at the time. (This means no picturing them stretched out on a bed or suspended from an elaborate series of ropes and pulleys.) But don’t picture the “good” stuff about nudity. Focus on the road less traveled — the rolls of flesh roosting just above their laps, the uneven tits, the errant hairs and moles and blemishes. The grosser you can imagine it, the better.