I love to sit and stare. I could spend hours looking at the sky, the clouds, the water, a busy street, a garden, etc. Perhaps it comes from being a lifeguard and having to stare for hours a day. All I know is that I just really enjoy seeing other things besides my own life.
Whenever I get really caught up in my own routines or problems, I love watching the world around me. By seeing other people hustle and bustle, I feel very pensive and reflective. It helps to put me in my place and remember that life isn’t a race! That is, unless you are a professional athlete. However, I am not.
My roommate will oftentimes return from classes to find me in the chair in my bedroom, facing the window. I have the curtains open, as well as the windows. I love feeling the sun on my face. There is also the added bonus of a catnap in the sun. Today I was doing my homework in my spot, when I spotted dozens of school buses! Granted, my window does face Omaha Central High School, but the numerous yellow buses shocked me. So many! Then I thought of the knowledge all of those students will take back, via the school bus, to their houses across Omaha. Then I got tired of being philosophical, and took a nap.
Yes, today was a good day.