Friday, October 29, 2004
Her sneezes can be heard down the block. Each sneeze bounces her up off the bus stop bench.
The woman besides her turns up the volume on her iPod.
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
He tells the group, 'there's a lot of changes coming.' She replies, 'why can't some things stay the same?'
The one thing that won't change is her mind.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
He puts his hand on her shoulder. They're dressed in matching outfits, to show how much
alike they are.
They're only difference is that he's 6'3" and she's 3'6".
Monday, October 25, 2004
He holds the door open for her. The flood of people arrive, turning him into an unwitted doorman.
Losing his smile and his patience, he cuts them off to dash inside.
Saturday, October 23, 2004
She sprints across the parking lot, with only minutes to spare. Realizing that she's made it, she pauses outside the door.
She composes herself, then struts into the store.
Friday, October 22, 2004
The strikers walk around their circle; their signs bobbing up and down. They shout some slogan but not quite in sync.
So much for unity.
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
'It can be made in 30 minutes.'
'Not if you want it to be good.'
'I made one in 30 minutes.'
'My point exactly.'
The only thing they agree on is their annoyance at each other.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
He flips a loose strand of hair as he concentrates on his computer screen. Stare, flip, stare, flip.
His hair obviously needs more attention than the screen.
Saturday, October 16, 2004
The old men gather by the park table. First there are four, then six... and soon there are twelve.
Not unlike the gathering of birds from a Hitchcock movie.
Thursday, October 14, 2004
He's all smiles as he tells his story. Her eyes well up with tears.
Perhaps their stories don't match.
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
He stands up on the bus stop bench with his cell phone held high.
Desperate to find the bus or a better signal?
Monday, October 11, 2004
The four firefighters sit around the lunch table. Three experienced guys and the newbie. Is it their storytelling that gives it away?
Nope. It's because the newbie is the only one without a moustache.
Sunday, October 10, 2004
She clings to the few remaining strands of her web; the harsh winds having destroyed much of her hard work.
I'm sure it seemed like the prime location to get her lunch, but now she's got all eight of her hands full.
Friday, October 08, 2004
Handing back his change, the cashier says 'Thank you, thank you.' He replies 'Thank you, thank you, thank you.'
Nobody out-thanks him!
Thursday, October 07, 2004
He starts off with what sounds like an important conversation... 'til his focus trails to the email on the screen. He mumbles something, then begins to type furiously.
E-tention Deficit Disorder strikes again.
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
The plane lands. The announcement comes over the intercom. 'You may now use your cell-' beep-beep, ring, ding-dong, la-la-la, beep... 'phones.'
I guess everyone already knew that.
Monday, October 04, 2004
You could just tell that they were Harley Guys "back in the day" ... with their long white hair and flowing beards. Only now they've turned in their muscle wheels for wheelchairs.
They still race each other though, if only down the produce aisle.
Sunday, October 03, 2004
She gets out of the van and shouts to him with words he understands. He points and shouts back. She shouts. He shouts.
Marriage comes in many languages.
Saturday, October 02, 2004
He may be the smallest. He may be trailing behind his brothers and sisters... but he has his batman costume on!
And that makes him the most superest one of 'em all!
WANT A BETTER LIFE?