Focus on a place. Every place and every crowd has its own feeling, its own presence. Listen to the murmur—is it happy or sad? Listen to the lit of the voices, some of them rising to an excited descant and some of them whispering the lowest base. Look at the sea of black suits punctuated by an exclamation point of sportswear, or a sea of sportswear contrasting with a lone suit. Is this a place of business or pleasure—of beginning or ending?
Focus on an individual. What are they wearing? Do they match the crowd around them (and yes, five people in a doctors office is a crowd)? Maybe they are perched on the edge of their chair, pink with excitement. Maybe they are sitting slouched and sullen, a teenager who refuses to enjoy their afternoon. And maybe they are not sitting at all, but are pacing and pacing and pacing, endlessly checking their phone. What story does their face tell? Decided dedication to the task at hand or emotional distance from all who are present? Boredom? Fury? Years of ups and downs, experiences and memories—or hours of cosmetic surgery? Who do they belong with out of all the people—or do they belong with no one at all? Why are they here, joining you in this moment in time? You will be surprised how much you can enjoy someone by watching them and learning about them. It causes you to marvel at the uniqueness of the people God created.
Do you like to people watch? What are some of the funniest things that you've seen?