Today I walked
An hour later than usual
The walking friend is away
The maid was on leave
and I was lazy
The walk was a very different walk
Flocks of school children
heading for the bus-stop near the main gate
being chivvied along
by harried mother hens
and the occasional father hen
one running with his son's school bag,
the son running behind him.
I wonder if they caught the bus!
The child who enjoyed
a relaxed chat with the escorting parent
and a sad looking kid who
really didn't want to go to school
The sun higher in the sky
The elegant school teacher
greeted after ages...
The Modern School kids
in the car, with their mother
(We used to live in the same building).
The bunch of senior ladies,
all 'wishing' friends now!
The lycra clad, the elegant,
the casual, the comfortable:
The driver who cleans his master's car
with immense love and devotion,
always so patient, so thorough.
The same compound, the same circuit
An entirely different walk...