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Joys of People-Watching

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Ever sat in a cafe or park bench and watched people? It would have to be one of life's little luxuries. It gives you the opportunity to stop and reflect, to notice what's going on around you and to wonder.
You can wonder what people are thinking about - some seem very preoccupied or worried, others distracted by people around them and others turned internally focused listening to their earphones.
You can wonder where they are heading, what their day will bring for them, what they expect it to bring and what they have left behind.

You can wonder what matters to them - what go they care about? What do they hope for?You can even start to make comparisons with yourself, noticing what looks the same or different. Perhaps similar build, similar clothes or an expression that you can relate to.
Some walk fast and others more leisurely. You wonder what that's about. Do they always walk that way or is there something special about today / hurrying them up or slowing them down? Are they rushing to or away from something in their life?

I'm reminded a little of the John Brack painting, his Collins street one. But they all look the same in his painting. I can't help but wonder whether they really did look like that or whether John wanted to make a point of them looking the same. Perhaps these days we have more freedom to be individuals, we certainly don't all look the same.And there are lots of women in city streets now.

So if you don't people watch I'd highly recommend it. It is very enlightening and a great chance to stop and notice the busy world around us.

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