What to do standing on the corner, watching the world go by.? Hold
up a wall, flip a coin, stare at people, laugh way too loudly at
nothing, talk to yourself like you are nuts, There are millions of ways
to entertain yourself when there is no reason to worry about your next
meal or a dry place to sleep.
So many people have their rush on. No one stops. No one smells the
roses. Non that their are any roses around here. Someone could make
them selves a killing if they opened a stand that sold something with
bright colors and made people feel like they should take their next
breath. The damp and dark are free I suppose.
No one is themselves. That is, they all try to fit in to that mold
where they don't look any one in the eye and they walk fast. They look
like their thoughts are in an alternate universe.
Sometimes it feels like I'm in a cage and every one deliberately
averts their eyes..Other times I just feel inevitable. If I walk up and
ask someone the time, they snap at me or ignore me. Only in the South
do people give you the time and strike up a conversation.
They all act like they have somewhere to be. There are loitering laws against just standing around and watching people go by. There is no limit to what you might learn.
Once in a while you get that special person who makes the world look them in the eye as they pass. These are special people. Sometimes they say something enlightening as they go by. Sometimes they just look. Then there are those times you feel moved to be involved. You feel like giving they guy playing a guitar on the side walk because his song moves you.
But not today. Today it is just drones walking on rails made of rules,guidelines and laws. Today, the wheels do not squeak. The valves make no knock. People walk around without looking at one another and take a very long time to fall in to their grave.
I stand and watch. I do nothing about ii ... but watch.