I am no photographer, but I enjoy the anesthetics of a good view and the modern conveniences of having a smart phone which allows me to capture the moment at large.
I’m not someone who goes out drinking, usually when I go to bars I find myself people watching. Interactions between friends, lovers, and small families are often more fun then a hangover the next morning.
You get to see the best and the worst of people. The selfish and selfless. Often I contemplate what a casual observer thinks when they look at me: do they thing I’m alone when I’m, in fact, happily married? Do they think I’m a secret millionaire who longs for things like a large group of loud friends (which I have but cannot always make it out with)? People never cease to amuse me.
Take for instance the guy who’s telling an over the top story for the young woman watching with rapt interest at what he has to say. He’s nervous, I can read him like a book, every two seconds his hands reach up and ruffle his own hair. Or the old man sitting alone in the corner watching the two with a wary secret smile of his own. Everyone has a story to tell, everyone has habits and patterns which say more about the person then anything they could tell you about themselves. The woman who hurried past and looking down, is often self consciousness and feeling out of place. It’s amazing what we see when we stop and watch.
What is your favorite out and about activity? Leave a comment below and tell me what you think!