I’m currently in San Francisco at the American Counseling Association conference, and today we rode the Bart around town to get familiar with it. While we rode the subway, I looked around. It amazed me how many people sat, staring into space. What were they thinking about? Finances? Work? Relationships? Were they thinking of nothing? Taking micro naps?
I realized that I’m usually the person buried in my iPhone or reading a book. I don’t look around. I don’t eavesdrop.
So, with that long intro, here’s today’s writing prompt… Go to a public place and observe. Write a journal entry about what thoughts and feelings it triggers, if any. Do you look around like that often? Ever? Why or why not?
If you prefer a fiction prompt, pick a person and make up a story about him/her/them. Why are they there? What are they doing/ thinking/ talking about?