From The Storyteller
June 4, 2018, Booth
Bold Colombian brew on a cold morning is working its magic. As a self-confessed “People Watcher”, the rule is easy. Observe and enjoy all the variations people bring into this world. Scanning the coffee shop, I find 20 other coffee drinkers - 19 are probably college students and a woman 50+/-. Three of the 19 catch my eye with their “Nervous Leg” (medical name “Restless Leg Syndrome”). All three are sitting very still, except each has a leg that is rapidly vibrating.
Two of the three are totally committed to their laptops. The third, a young man with a serious expression on his face, is talking with the older woman. She, too, has that same serious look and is doing most of the talking. Looking at each other across the table top, he sits totally still, except for his vibrating leg beneath the table. Because they are in a booth across the room I hear nothing.
Soon the young man’s second leg begins to vibrate. The woman’s expression never changes, probably because from the waist up, he is sitting quite still. Below the table both legs are at full speed. Now the scene begins to change. While the woman still seems to be unaware of what is hidden below the table, the young man begins to literally dance from the waist down. His body from the waist up still does not move, and below the table his legs are wildly dancing. Wow!
My Colombian brew is done, and I leave with a smile. A great morning for a self-confessed “People Watcher”. The key to the joy of People Watching is rarely needing to know the “why” of things. Simply observe, wonder, smile, and enjoy.
Moral: Joy flows from being able to see the magic of life that surrounds us.