Welcome to a new post series for 2011. PEOPLE WATCHING.
I shamelessly stare at people and then take their picture, especially when I am on the train.
When this gal sat down, her smile engaged me so. The way she stared straight ahead, I thought for sure she could see her boyfriend through the train on the other platform. I turned to look, and didn’t see anyone, but figured I just couldn’t identify who it was.
When the train started going and she continued to move her head from side to side, I figured the only person she was looking at was herself. I recognized this smile and nod motion (repeated several times) from my own children. They cannot have a conversation eye-to-eye if the blinds in my front room are up, because they get too distracted by their gorgeous reflection in the window. Nor can they concentrate in their music lessons if the black pianos are polished too a shine, because their faces reflected back in the black body of the piano, is just to much for them.
I thought it was a kid thing, but apparently, when you grow up, you can just as easily get distracted by your gorgeousness: