Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Morning at the Post Office

You wouldn't know it from 90% of my photos of Sharon, but there's more to it than pretty landscapes -- actual people live here too (about 3,000 in fact!). They do things like go the post office, where they encounter people they know. As local singer-songwrite Hal Lefferts wrote, "people wave in my town."


Blogger Mile Stones said...

3,000? HHmmm, I wonder how many live in this little town. I think Sharon might be smaller. However, it IS a little town, with all the delights & hazards that implies and some! I intepret this post these days to mean: "A visit to the P. O. is not just a simple visit to the P.O., right? Not like when you & I were speeded up city-slickers, Hm? Here it is endless kissing, hand-shaking & chatting before & after you get anywhere you were aiming to go! People talk with their hands a lot in Portugal, and touch the interlocutor frequently, but when I stop to think about it, waving is rare.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Fay said...

I enjoy the sense of humanity found in your non-landscape pictures! So it's true that people are more friendly in small towns than in big cities? (well, to me, most people in this big city of Boston are still nice)

This picture reminds me of seeing a Chinese couple that have been in Boston for many years walking in Chinatown: they stopped and greeted acquaintance every few steps... It seemed that they know everybody in Chinatown!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

...Jenny, I'm trying to remember the last time i was waved at or waved at somebody in HK...give me some time :-)

11:25 PM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

I really like the man's hand - kind of an understated wave - so "manly". Equivalent of the Pacific "raising of both eyebrows to acknowledge each other". These three probably had dinner together last Thursday anyway. Nelson can be a bit like this, but at 50K, and still with the strong Brit background, it's usually a little more subtle - except for the girlfriends who catches you in a cafe and hugs you like you haven't seen them in decades, (and I'm still chewing the last bite of my sandwich!)

3:00 PM  
Blogger tess said...

That's my dad! Hi dad.

10:19 PM  

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