A path clears before me and I didn’t do nothing. That’s nice. That’s how it should be. Everyone around me knows I’m coming and makes way. It’s easier to stride confidently when there’s no one to catch you up. But today calls for a mosey.
So a mosey I do.
It gives me time to take in the sights. There’s a lot of em today. Hence the crowd. Everyone’s excited to see the new offerings and try their hand at the latest piece. I don’t need to, I just watch so long as everyone gets out of my way.
Then I’m approached directly. Teeth a beaming and eyes bright, they’re intent on roping me in. They must be new, cause they don’t know who I am or what I do.
“Can I interest you today in…” I flash my piece, but they don’t notice or don’t want to. They just keep talking. Their whole spiel must be so ingrained they won’t even stop for me.
The crowd hasn’t gone quiet. They know better. They don’t pay me direct attention. But they’re a waiting to see what I do next as this person continues to ramble on, “the latest in peacemaking technology. Solidly built and straight from Sweden.”
I smile. I place a hand on their shoulder and steer them back to their booth like the little lost doggie they are. They’ve got gumption and I like that, so I say. “Show me.”
Today’s art is courtesy of Tano Bonfanti from Santa Fe, Argentina.