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Concourse of the Day #2264

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Concourse of the Day #2264

We went out to fetch lunch again today, taking advantage of a break in the rain to trek a little further. I don’t know the area at all, so I followed the group a bit blindly, making sharp turns on the wet sidewalk to keep up with everyone.

Something about this place seemed so alien to me – square, brightly lit by the white clouds above, clean but a little dingy, with the floors unnaturally closed in by construction. Our path was blocked for a moment by a wall of businessmen in dark suits, and everyone walking across the tiles was clearly coming from work, or engaged in some mobile work meeting. It’s a far cry from the streets near App Academy – brick sidewalks grimy with various human materials, graffiti ranging from quick scrawls to heartful murals, desperate people slumping in wheelchairs, strangers dancing and belting out song in the middle of the fountain, pigeons whirling in great shoals around the low rooftops.

They are such very different places, and it is very easy, I think, for a person who spends their time in either one to forget that the other is there.

I am lucky to have the opportunity to work where I am, and I must stay mindful of every other kind of life that goes on in the city.

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Written by Umbrella Man

December 3, 2014 at 10:51 pm

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