Never too busy: day one

1. People watch.

I think it’s self explanatory. I go out alone a lot and one of the things I love about it is being able to just observe people. You’d be surprised how much you can pick up on just by watching how people interact with others.

Take a second from your busy Saturday (it’s gonna be a crazy one in Atlanta) and just watch people. Shoot, listen to their conversations even. If you come across anything interesting, share!

I’ll go first. I like to watch people at Atlantic Station. For some reason, I always see (black) men walk behind their (black) women. Whereas couples of other races held hands and merrily galloped across the lawn. It was very strange.

Ok, you go.

4 Comments

  1. I am going to cheat a lil and use yesterday’s observations because it was my 10 year high school reunion/homecoming game. I love to people watch as well and this time it was fun to do so with some familiar as well as not so familiar faces. this was the first time I had been back in years. I went to a predominately African American high school which is a totally different environment from the pwi that I attend now. I smiled at people I barely remembered and truly felt the good vibes and love from familiar faces. There were grills going and kids running around just having fun. What I observed was how different most of us looked especially when the yearbook came into play smh… But n e way lol some people actually looked the same as they did when we were teenagers. I mean the same baby face and body weight size everything it was as if a select few had found a fountain of youth or a magical pill to hold them in time. Lastly it was fun to find out who married so and so or has children by what’s his name lol all in all I’m glad I came out it was fun.

  2. Ten years already? Go girl!

    Well today, my car died. Three men I did not know helped me. In ten minutes, my car was up and ready to go. It felt really good to know that there are people out there that are good samaritans. I didn’t even catch their names but I’m so grateful to them for their kindness.

    I just got back from the state fair and it was oh so interesting. So many different kinds of people. Young, old, couples, children, white, black, it didn’t matter. Everyone was there for the same reason: to have fun. It’s always good to see people enjoying life.

  3. I know I’m kinda late, but when I was out doing my usual 3-mile around the park, I seen this lady allow her lil boy stump in the puddle of last nights rain water with his regular clothes and tennis shoes. I thought to myself, black folks would dare their child to do such a thing. I think it would be acceptable to me if he at least had on rain boots. It wasn’t just once, but continual.

  4. So, I know that I am over a year later on this one, but I wanted to say that today I watched my ASP students. I casually observed how they are really just fun people, and although their way of looking at the world doesn’t make any sense to me most times, it really does make completely perfect sense to them. Their priorities are different and as a result so their are their actions. I think that we need to remember more of what it was like to be a kid and incorporate some of their processes and ways back into our lives!

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