Saturday, June 02, 2007
A good yarn
Colorful scene from a market table
Shanghai, China, May 2007 [Click to embiggen]
I walk more slowly than most. When I was a kid, it was because my hips were screwy. Eventually, that got fixed, but I continued to walk like a turtle. See, I'm an observer. I stare at things as I walk by. I often pause to mull over a given scene while whoever I might be with continues ahead.
I know that this can be annoying. Perhaps to keep the annoyance to a minimum, my wife has evolved The Look. I know that whenever she gives it to me, I've pushed it too far, and must get my legs moving again.
But this day - May 8th - was my birthday, and I found myself half a world away from her, walking through a market teeming with scenes that competed for my eye's attention. This colorful slice beckoned from a nearby table. I captured it quickly before scooting to rejoin my colleagues.
Your turn: What captures your eye as you walk along a busy street?