Saturday, September 25, 2010

ramblings from a park bench

I am sitting in the middle of this city
So much is going on around me
People passing by
Each on their own journey

I hear snippets of peoples lives
Snapshots of their most intimate details
Entering my ears as they rush by

Feelings of amazement wash over me as I sit here
I am trying to do my best to soak it all in
To really look at how different everyone is
Yet understand that internally we are all the same

A beating heart
Blood pumping

All of these unseen things connect us
They make us more similar than different
We are more than the clothes we wear
We are more than the job title we have
We are more than the music we listen to

I fantazie about where each of them is going
What is it they are up to
I wonder what their life is like

It is so easy to get soaked into our selfish existence
Forgetting that their are others out there
People we have yet to meet
They are living life
Going through all sorts of things
Struggling, standing, falling,
And picking themselves back up again

I can see more clearly now
I am not the only one that feels pain and happiness
I am not the only one who stumbles time and time again
I am not the only one learning how to gain my footing in this world

There are people out their with broken hearts
They feel lonely, inadequate, and unloved
Their are others out there living life
Soaking in the beauty of the every day
In fact there is a whole world of people

Each of their lives is different than my own
They know different people
Do different things
Have different experiences
Yet they all have one thing in common
They all feel something

Each person experiencing pain, happiness
Laughter and tears
It may not look the same to you are I
But the feeling is the same

Taking the time to sit and watch others
I am able to soak all of this in
Their is much to be seen
Much to be heard
The lives of others are unravelling before us


Johwey Redington said...

This is lovely. I LOVE people watching. So many interesting things to ponder about strangers. And feeling that I am part of a community.

melissa p said...

so beautiful!

Ellie said...

It is amazing how unique we all are, yet we all have the human condition!
We all know good n' bad, happy n' sad, love and pain!
I love the way you see, your vision is beautiful; Happy you are finding yourself, your footing to express the essence of your soul! xXx

Kolleen said...


i love these images you painted with your words.

Yes....we all ARE so different yet I believe we are all connected. I truly believe in that and it humbles me.

thank you for your vision lovebean!


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patty said...

Jennifer, I love the shady park bench photo as well as your clearly articulated thoughts as you sit on it! Lots to think about here. I really think there would be a lot less war and conflict in the world if we could get a firm grasp on how similar we all are and how much we have in common, as you have so beautifully stated here. Somehow we (as nations) have lost sight of that. Keep on rambling!!

K8 said...

If that picture was taken on the same day then it looks like it was a beautiful day just to sit and ponder!

beth said...

your ramblings are beautiful words and thoughts....