Friday, August 19, 2011

On Taking Notes

Yesterday I sat in the dermatologist waiting room for thirty minutes--simply waiting. My book occupied me until I noted that the young man seated to my left had the longest legs. Across the room a woman's toenails shimmered with cherry red glitter speckeled polish. I did wonder if the polish camouflaged a nail fungus.

Then a removed my Moleskin notebook from my book bag and began taking notes...

"As I started making notes, I began to notice things, things that I think others don’t generally notice. We don’t often, in “normal” life, have time, as the poet W H Davies said, “to stand and stare”, but when you do take the time, there is so much unseen by those rushing by. "
-- Tania Hershman

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