I put down my book and looked out at the people passing me by. A young woman with strong shoulders draped in black cotton pressured the younger man beside her with her step, hands and clipped tone. He shook long locks of blond hair, feeling the warm summer breeze rush over his handsome face, consciously ignoring his companion’s commands. A small boy chased a small red ball rolling behind them. A heavy grandmother shifted her weight, trembled slightly and called after her energetic charge. The sunlight sparkled off a parked car’s chrome.
The living scene of color and motion gave me strength. I bundled up my books and without another thought, stepped outside. The first breath of warm air lifted my spirits higher, and I started down toward the gardens with some measure of excitement. The day sang with beauty, and I felt, in a brief instant, like I was a part of the spectacle.
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