This morning instead of being my usual disgruntled self on the way to work, I tried something different. Observing people in their cars from my own while waiting at a set of lights.
…the lady applying make-up while stopped at the lights. Eye-liner, mascara, lipstick, and other make-up equipment I have no clue about.
…the guy eating his toast and enjoying it.
…the guy tying his tie and getting frustrated.
…the lady talking nineteen to a dozen to her partner who continues to stare straight ahead at the stagnant traffic.
…the mother apparently lecturing her teenage daughter who is busy flicking through her phone.
…the man excitedly turning up the volume of his music and shaking his head to the beats.
…the man yawning at the rate of about a yawn every couple of seconds. And making me yawn too.
…the bus driver giving the students a friendly smile as they hop on the bus. And not all of them noticing to actually return it.
…the guy talking on his mobile phone and sounding quite busy before 8 in the morning.
…the lady apparently humming along to music and smiling. And in turn, making me smile too.
So many sights. So many sounds. All on a morning on the way to work. I need to pay more attention…not just to the traffic on the road but the variety life has to offer in the form of people, nature, and beauty.
I might try this more often. Try and be present.
So what things do you notice about people on your way to work or university?