Sunday, April 25

Then he smiled...

Just an hour ago while waiting for my bus to go, I watched people passing by. There were so many of them, in two's, three's, four's, and many, alone, deep in his own thoughts. I was particularly interested when I saw a middle-aged man come out of a grill resto, holding a plastic bag and feeling its contents with the other hand. Then he smiled. It was a happy smile and pure and innocent as a child's. Smiling for what, I'll never know. I can only guess and my guess is that, this man was smiling this kind of smile because his immediate need to eat will soon be answered...and it was innocent because he has no other concern other than food and while feeling the contents of the plastic bag, he knew his need is answered. And because he's a bit insane (that's what I think), he has a childlike smile. No normal middle-aged human being smiles like that anymore. He has lots of other things to do, ambitions to work so hard for, promises to keep, problems to solve. So if it was a normal or sane or however you describe it middle-aged man who came out of the resto, chances are, he would be frowning because it was sweltering hot and humid and it was already 1:00PM and his family is waiting and that's his just-for-the-moment concern.


So how many kinds of smile do sane human beings wear?


Smile

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Smile for No Good Reason

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10 comments:

Melita said...

i love people watching :) hugs!!

Char said...

beautiful!

Missy said...

Great post! It made me smile!~

Rabbit Hearted Girl said...

Inspiring :)

tagskie said...

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Prateek said...

Or maybe he's depressed and trying to find some happiness in little-little momentary things.

Prateek said...

hey sally!
how are you? this is just to tell that i've moved my blog to http://prateek203.tumblr.com
Now that is my homepage, and you can chat with me by clicking the "IM" link over there :)
see ya!

deandean said...

hi prateek,

i don't know how to contact you. I tried to chat but unfortunately you were offline so hoping that you'll drop by, i'll just comment here. I see that your web site is having a new look (I love it, by the way ^_^) but I don't see a way of posting a comment there...where is it anyway...? if anybody's curious, just click on his link above...

well, anyway, thanks for visiting..and have a nice day, friend...

Prateek said...

Hi Sally!

And thanks. I'm happy you liked the new look. But it's not just the new look. Earlier my blog was on blogspot.com, now my blog+website is on tumblr.com. It's a totally new service. And my all previous posts are there too! :D

Anyways, there are a lot of ways to contact me. You can click on the "IM" link, and chat if I'm online on Windows Live Messenger. Or, you could click on "Email" link below it. Or, if you don't wanna take the pain, I've done a little changes. Now you can click on "Message me / Submit something" link and send me text, photo, link, quote or video. Isn't it cool B-)

Though the best way is IM, and also I'm almost ALWAYS online on messenger, but mostly I'm on my mobile phone internet. And my mobile phone app doesn't works with the IM widget embedded within web browsers. You've too to be on Windows Live Messenger for it. So for now, you can use the "Message me / Submit something" link. Alright.

Phew! I know you got a lot bored reading all this. But I had fun typing it, lol...

Take care...
See ya...

Prateek said...

Oh and I forgot to answer you about where the comment box is. For that, click on the green icon on the left of all my posts. It will open the separate page of the post, exactly like it is here on blogspot. And you'll see the comment box on the bottom. But that's just for comments about that particular post, lol. I'd still recommend using the "Message me / Submit something" option for being in tough ;)
See you :)