Friday, November 23, 2012

Blog Hop - Invisible People

Invisible People


Jo Heroux - My Wandering Mind is this week's host for The Writer's Post blog hop.


I just had a scene play continuously in my head and when you get that, you have to go with it so here it is ...

I'm walking down Lambton Quay, the main street in Wellington, with people milling all around me at lunchtime and yet I am oblivious to them. If someone smiled at me or waved at me, I would never know.  I am so conscious of the shops, the street signs, the buses and cars, but people - they just seem to disappear from view. Invisible people!

And that scene suddenly reminded me of this song ... The Girl from Ipanema by Frank Sinatra



And then I thought about all the people out there who are perhaps trying to catch my eye.  So from now on I will try to look at all the lovely people and hopefully when they smile, I will catch that and smile back!

Have a happy day.

Warm Regards
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10 comments:

  1. Very nice and isn't it true that we can develop tunnel vision and it is the people who become invisible. That's common and I think, a bit sad.

    Good job, Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Jo. I am trying hard to "see" everyone. Strangely enough, men seem to respond more often than the women.

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  2. sometimes I catch myself zoning out (thinking of my to do's) and then realizing I just walked by a bunch of people, without so much as a smile or making eye contact. I am trying to be more present. Thank you for the reminder...

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    1. Thanks Amy. I've been trying hard too and it's been great and fun too.

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  3. Wonderful take on the prompt :) I've done this-- where I focus on where I'm going and I miss people along the way. Then there are times, I search the faces, hoping for someone to smile at me :) I think I'll do more of the latter too :)

    Love Sinatra!!

    Cheers, Jenn

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    1. Thanks Jenn. I love Sinatra too. Something so unique about his voice - very seductive.

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  4. I know exactly what you mean about that tunnel vision thing. Most of the time I am in my own little world.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kathy. I've often wondered how many lovely opportunities have just zipped by because we're in our own world.

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  5. I am so guilty of missing out on people especially when I walk. This was a good reminder.

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    1. Thanks Anne. Glad my post was helpful.

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