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Daily Prompt: Through the Window

Go to the nearest window. Look out for a full minute. Write about what you saw.

If you don’t see a post from me tomorrow please check the headlines to see if I have been arrested for suspicious behavior. Looking out the window for a minute means seeing a street with cars and other vehicles, pedestrians scurrying like ants, but mainly an office building across the street. I can see people sitting at their desks, keyboarding, talking on the phone, having a meeting, and a few standing around the water cooler. However, this is a government building that has several offices for the Police department, hence the first line of my post. These days, even looking out the window can get you into trouble. If I stand at just the right angle I can see the overcast sky, no sunshine in sight, blah not worth looking upwards today. The pedestrians scurrying past on the sidewalks below, seem to be of four different types though. First are the ones that are part of the rat race, scurrying at high-speed, weaving through the smallest openings as they dart past everyone to get to the front of the line, almost as if they can smell the cheese. Secondly are the lemmings, huddled together and following the leader, lets just hope she is paying attention to the walk signals. The third group is the chickadees, they are twittering away, as they walk, some by vocal on their phones, others probably using the twitter app, and yes it looks like one of them is checking to see when the next bus will arrive. Finally there are the dolphins weaving through the obstacles with a grace that captures the eye as well as the imagination. They bend and twist to swim through the tides of people flowing along the sidewalk, grabbing their snack from the food truck as they swim past the surges of humanity on the sidewalk. All the while avoiding the whirlpools that seem to draw so many others into those caverns of consumption beckoning us into their hallowed halls with glitz and glamour, while the predators seeking to lighten your wallet with their shiny baubles lurk, waiting for you to come in while mesmerized by the shiny objects.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Through the Window

  1. Love how you started this. Suddenly had the TV show “Bewitched” running in my head with the neighbors across the street always spying on them with binoculars.

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