I have always been a people watcher, but just recently I have purposely been watching them for my writing. Sadly I don’t think I’m quite discreet about it, I don’t think I’ve ever been really 😛 I just remember to write it down now.
Yesterday I was sitting in the train station on my way back to my home state. I have a total of ten hour layover time, and it was a fun way to pass the time when I wasn’t reading. My people watching theme for yesterday was physical appearances. My favorite observation was a tall thin man with skinny jeans and a gray fancy pullover sweater. The best part was that he had a thin curly mustache, and a tiny cane with the tiniest curly handle.
While staring at his cane, the only thing that went through my mind was ‘Where do you find a cute little cane like that?‘ Seriously I thought it was adorable, but I’m sure it could have been a fashion statement for him. He was so interesting that I didn’t even try to put a story behind him. I just enjoyed the moment. I think I want to purposely go on creative inspiration trips and find three people who I want to be background characters. Just not the Greyhound Terminals. I’ve taken a bus trip once, and even getting a chance to see Space Man, a random fellow in an aluminum foil looking astronaut type suit, will not get me on the buses again. I’ve always thought it was interesting that I never see the odd or weird people of the world as odd or weird. I just see them as interesting, and just shy of amazing.
But all in all there were three people I took special notice of while I was there. The second person had skinny purple metallic fabric like jeans, a matching baggy sweater with multi-color stripes, and a blue bandanna over hair. It was another guy, who pulled it off in an artsy type of way. I always find it interesting the way that personality and “aura” helps people pull off certain styles.
The last person made me realize I love faces with large moles, or better termed “beauty spots” to make them sound more glamorous, but I think they are anyways. I have a feeling my next character will have one. And somewhere in the background, even if I don’t describe him, there will be a fancy dressed man, with a fancy curly mustache, and a tiny curly cane.