Friday, March 21, 2014

4:56 p.m.

4:56 p.m.  A quick stop at the grocery store before I go home finds me in line with a small collection of groceries.  The gal in front of me is wearing a scarf on her head, looking thin and weak.  The checker, kind and helpful, makes cheerful conversation and makes sure she has help to her car.  There's a young baby crying in the background and a cart squeaking while a young lady pushes it with one hand while chatting on the phone.  The magazine headlines distract me as I wait patiently for my turn to check out and go home.


  1. Great to notice and capture this small moment. Ordinary life has a beauty when recorded this way.

  2. I love how descriptive your post is! It's a terrific example/model for my students about how writers observe. Thank you for sharing!