People Watching #1

I decided to spend the afternoon buried in a book. I was reading The Marriage Plot (which is, so far, one of those I-wish-it-were-so-much-better-but-it’s-not-too-bad-so-I’m-going-to-finish-anyway books) when the rain started sprinkling on my pages. It would stop briefly and then start up again, like sitting under a very light, rotating lawn sprinkler. As a result, I spent a lot of time staring into space.

What I saw:

  • A Pomeranian with a face so “cute” that it didn’t look real.
  • A homeless man wearing a tweed suit jacket, sneakers, baggy black corduroy pants and pushing a shopping cart
  • A lady pushing a stroller, wearing neon pink running shoes
  • A middle-aged couple eating ham and cheese sandwiches
  • A small girl in a pink dress hugging a flag pole
  • Two people in the distance carrying Abercrombie and Fitch shopping bags – I could smell the store’s perfume from my park bench

There were either tourists, joggers, or families. Lots of people dragged small children and/or dogs along with them.  There were horse carriages in the distance.

I soon went back to my book.

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