It was a very hot day and a family walking by, particularly the boy, caught my attention. He and his dad wore hats. I wasn’t surprised that the father wore a hot but I was surprised that the boy wore a hat similar to his father’s. Normally kids that I see don’t wear hats like the one in the photo. If kids wear a hat, I normally see them wearing baseball caps. However, he looks handsome in his grownup hat.
Hey! Wait a minute! Where’s the little girl’s hat!? She needs one, too.
Do you notice the man playing his guitar and friend reading in the above photo. You can see a close up of them here.
One cannot tell from this photo that these men are sitting on a little strip of greenery in the middle of a busy street — Broadway. People are not supposed to sit in this particular section. There are other places designated for them to sit (public benches are provided there). Fast cars pass by them on either side, going uptown and downtown. Pedestrians quickly cross the street. Horns are beeping, people are talking, shouting, laughing. Birds are hovering around, looking for food. It’s a busy atmosphere.
However, the men look as if they are enjoying a nice day quiet day, sitting in their backyard. Looks like no matter where they are, they are seizing the day to enjoy some shade, music, and reading.
Spotting shadows while walking down Broadway.
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Ed. Note: Thank you Magical Mystical Teacher for the awesome poem, always.
LOOKING FOR GOODIES
Back and forth the walkers walk,
Up and down the leafless block,
Peering underneath the trees,
Hoping that no sudden breeze
Sweeps away the evidence
Of fair autumn’s providence:
Fruits and nuts and other treats,
Most delectable of sweets!
Walkers walking to and fro,
Thinking to themselves, I trow,
That they have been much too slow—
Where did all the goodies go?
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Lots of motion at the pedestrian crossing on Broadway.
Thursday. 11:25p.m. I still have time to post a photo for MOTION THURSDAY. Whew!