Union Station in Chicago, May 2014
Tourist season is starting in DC, time to bump into bored teenagers wondering around looking down at their"smart phones" and hand held video games. If you are not carefully they will literally bump into you, as they don't look up to see what is around them. A few times on the National Mall , not the one with Macy;s and Nordstom's, the one with the Capital on one end, the Memorials on the other end and the museums of the Smithsonian on both sides, I have said out loud, what I was thinking, LOOK UP AND SEE WHAT IS AROUND YOU! Most don't hear, they are so engrossed in the latest text message or twitter exchange, some have attitude - who am I to say something to them, a few look up and go Wow!
Our lives are like that, we get so engrossed in the details of what we are doing, that we don't often pause to look up, and see the wonders that are around us. Let me add that to my list of things to do today.
Look up and open your eyes!ReplyDelete
A goid philosophy
There is so much to see, if we only lookDelete
this train station, like union station dc, 30th street in philly, and grand central in nyc are FABU spaces. the young don't give a shit about anything.ReplyDelete
It takes a few decades to figure out that we are not the center of the universe and what happens today, really does not matter in the long term. I owe Philly a visit, I had a visit planed a year ago, and the Senate changed my plans, then changed there schedule without notice and I missed most the hearing, I should have gone to Philly. The last time I was there I had a wonderful breakfast in the station.Delete
y'all come up and I'll show ya around!Delete
Stop and smell the primroses!ReplyDelete
I've found that having a camera in hand reminds me to look around and really "see" things.ReplyDelete
I love just walking around and looking and taking pictures (I agree with Mahala). My phone pretty much stays in my pocket, though I admit that when eating (without friends present) I might check email! I've always loved looking around, that comes from great opportunities to travel both as a teen and adult!ReplyDelete
Having lived in Chi-town I recognized this right away!ReplyDelete