So Many People... So Many Stories

By
Real Estate Attorney

 I just spent a few days in Orlando doing the Disney thing.  Numerous times while at a park or at the airport, I stopped and watched people.  There are SO MANY people.... and that was just in one small tiny part of our enormous planet. (Funny how now it is enormous.... while a few posts ago... it was insignificant)

Each one of these individuals have likes and dislikes, friends and foes, issues that they carry around with them, problems they're trying to resolve and thngs on their minds. 

Every one of these individuals has a story that has brought them to this moment in time and space.

- The man in the green shirt that has his arm in a sling.  How did he break his arm?  Is it a broken arm?

- The man pushing a person in a wheelchair.... they look alike... but the man in the wheelchair is much older.  How many stories have these two people shared?  The places they've been to and the moments they've had together?

- The large woman with an arm full of tatoos.  Where did she get them?  Why did she get them?  do they have meaning to her?  Do they bring back memories every time she looks in the mirror?

- The young couple walking with two kids in a double stroller and three other children at their heels.  They're vacation will be over and they'll go where?  Are they from LA or Iowa?  What type of house will they go to? what type of life do they lead? 

- The young lady that walks by.... speaking another language......

All of these 'specks' journeying through time and space.... interacting with other 'specks'... making more stories.

Comments (12)

Steve Glose
Keller Williams Classic Group - Orlando, FL
TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla

Im glad to see you survived the holidays at Disney. I live in Orlando and stay as far way from the parks as I can during the Christmas rush.

Jan 01, 2008 07:26 AM
Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic
I was there but passed on the amusement parks. Your right. The people watching thing is great. They do have stories to tell.
Jan 01, 2008 07:35 AM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

I also made a stop there last week....got some Christmas shopping in there...it is funny..you noticed my mother(the large woman with the tattoo's)but you never came over to say hello!

PS...don't ever show her this comment...as I know she has a frying pan too!

Jan 01, 2008 08:24 AM
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ
AzLadyInRed

Martin, this is so cool. People watching is a wonderful experience. We all need to remember to do it more. I love it when I am speaking with someone though. I really look them in the eye and can generally tell if they are okay or not - especially if I know them well. Happy New Year Martin!

BLR Guy - LOL

Jan 01, 2008 11:46 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Martin, I was in the Orlando airport too over the holidays and you are right about airports being great people watching places. There and also shopping malls. A million stories.
Jan 01, 2008 02:32 PM
Ginger S
Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC - Wilmington, NC
Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~

Martin, You are a specktacular specktator of the human race. I love people watching.... as long as there not watching me...

Happy New Year!

Ginger

Jan 01, 2008 06:17 PM
M A
Boston, MA

Steve - It wasn't bad.... we get to the parks just as they open.... go home at about 1 and then go back after dinner.

Robert - There is alot to do in Orlando besides the parks.  Hope you had a good time.

BLR - I don't have to tell her about the post.... she's here with me now.

Teri - Isn't it great!

Gary - Would have been funny if I had seen you!

Ginger - Nice... very nice.  I like it!!!

Jan 01, 2008 11:10 PM
Peggy K.
Grand Property Virtual Tours - Buffalo Grove, IL
Illinois Virtual Tour Provider and Real Estate Photographer
Martin, I'm so jealous!  Hope you had a great time.  It's funny how when you are younger, you feel like you and your friends own the world and are the most important people in it.  As you get older you realize how tiny you are.  Happy 2008!
Jan 01, 2008 11:14 PM
Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate

Hi Martin,

I love people watching, you are right everyone has a story! Btw, Happy New Year! :)

Jan 01, 2008 11:23 PM
Dan Forbes
Bradenton, FL
Martin - The big woman with the arm full of tattoos is looking for you.
Jan 02, 2008 12:54 AM
Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic
You may have a point here. I'm thinking on going to the mall one day and just observe people. The things you may learn along the way:priceless
Jan 02, 2008 02:53 AM
M A
Boston, MA

Peggy - Don't be jealous!  There's enough Disney for all of us!

Suzanne - So many stories.... all bumping into each other...

Dan - Shhhh!!!!  Don't let her look under the bed.

Robert - It's a fun past time!

Jan 02, 2008 11:41 PM