Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Simple Pleasure

A young lady walked into the bank entrance just in front of me. She walked with a limp but her whole being beamed. She got on the escalator and rode to the top turned the corner and came down the return one. Yes she was mentally deficient by our standards, but because of that she was able to ignore the constraints a 'normal' person would have and derived much pleasure in this simple act.
What is more she gave me and others a joy in her action, I know I wish I could throw off convention and ride the wave of delight in the same way.
This boring entrance to my bank will never be dull again because of a young lady dressed in pink who rode the escalator today

9 comments:

mjmaterazo said...

wonderful persepctive

Clair said...

And why not throw off convention once in a while? Go somewhere no-one will recognise you, if you must, but do it x

humel said...

How lovely and inspiring :-) And it reminds me how much I like to ride escalators!

Jimjams said...

Glad this brightened your day Mary!

Jinnag said...

Lovely post Mary - they never lose that childlike joy do they - my favourite day of the week is when our "special unit" children come to craft club!

Sarah said...

I used to love riding up and down the escalators in the shopping centre with my friends when I was younger. As you say it's pleasure from a simple act. Be brave and just do it :D xx

Rachel Wohrlin said...

Wonderful post, Mary! I came over here from BBfS. So glad I did. This brightened my day!

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Your post brings to mind a sight that still makes me smile even though it happened years ago.

My route to work took me about 3/4 of the way around a rotary. I was always anxious to get off the rotary as quickly (and uneventfully) as possible because of all the merging traffic. But on this particular day I was there very early before there was much traffic and noticed a motorcyclist who was going round and round the rotary. He was obviously enjoying himself!

dollysdreamings said...

Such a lovely special observation Mary.

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