Sunday, September 13, 2009
Sydenham Church Bench
Some mornings, I think so slowly it scares me. On my way to work the other day I noticed this bench and kept on walking. Meanwhile, my thoughts were plodding along like this:
"Ho-hum, where shall I go to sip my coffee this morning?"
Plod - plod - plod
"I'm actually early for work. I guess I'll just go and sit at my desk."
(You can see where this is going, eh?)
"Hey, look at that bench. It's facing backward."
"Maybe some students were horsing around with it."
"Or maybe it's supposed to be like that, so people can sit there and look at the garden."
"Or sit on it while they're sketching the garden."
By that time, I was so far down the block I had to re-trace my steps. But it was worth it. I spent a gorgeous, satisfying half-hour sipping coffee and sketching. What a brilliant place for a bench!