Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Sunday Scribbles - One Minute at a stoplight

The Hovering Man

I was driving back to work at the end of my lunch hour yesterday and was stopped at the Geer and Monte Vista stoplight. As I waited for the light to change, I observed from about four cars back, a couple waiting for the light to change as well.

He was tall, broadshoulders, athletic, bi-racial, bald, dressed in sweats and a tankshirt.

She was in jeans carrying a small pack. S

he was tiny with long brown hair and less than half his size.

She was leaning lightly into the lightpost as she pressed the walk button.

He faced her hovering but not crowding as he light touched her shoulders.

She was facing forward accepting his touch but not moving towards him.

His focus was entirely on her.

Her focus seemed to be looking outward - waiting for the light to change.

He turned away facing forward.

He turned back and touched again.

He turned away again.

She never moved until the light changed.

If I had to judge them as a couple right at that moment with no other information to go on I would have to think that he was much more involved and aware of her than she of him.


trailbee said...

We leave these little human vignettes. While I was waiting for you today I saw a motorcycle pull up, and when I looked again, his passenger must have come out of MSR. She was wearing a black leather jacket, her hair in a gorgeous long braid (blond), and he was just standing behind her, touching her shoulder for about a minute. Then they moved. It was all so quiet, and eloquent.

Tammy said...

I notice that in couples too :) I heard one partner always cares more but I don't believe it.

herhimnbryn said...

It happens all aound us, doesn't it? Little scenes of intimacy.
Well caught and recorded.

paris parfait said...

Excellent observations!

Autrice DelDrago said...

This was delightful!

I really enjoyed the haiku from the post above (blackbird) as well. One of these days, we have to get together over coffee so I learn how to write those.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

I would have been saying in my mind in a loud whisper...KISS HER!!

SombraKnight said...

I've been in his position before...