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Friday, March 11, 2011

Somebody Might Be Watching

I'm a people watcher. Have been all  my life. I like finding little quirks in people that maybe they don't realize they have. For a long time I just watched (I know, makes me sound like a stalker. I'm not) and filed the information away. Had no idea why.

And then I realized I was a writer. Not just a non-fiction journalist, but a real writer. All these character bumps and weird habits I'd filed away? Yep, in my subconscious, fictional characters were forming with these same habits. Now that I know what my brain was doing all along, I'm a little more descriptive in my people watching. I usually have a notebook handy and if something at the mall or a harvest festival or whatever catches my attention, I'll jot down a few notes. Not just 'lady picking nailpolish' but 'lady in a red dress, county fair, desperate for attention, looks bored but very aware'. To anyone else, my notes probably read like an investigator's report. And that's fine with me. I'll know how to use Ms. Red Dress one of these days.

In the meantime, thought I'd share poem with y'all, shared with me by a new writing friend....all about people watching.

      The Thief

    by Nance Hill
 
Beyond your perception, I'm full of deception;
from you, I will loot, filch and forage,
I'll approach with a smile, and steal all the while;
The stash goes in notebooks for storage.

I'll pilfer your grin, or the last place you've been,
or your habit of slapping your knees,
the puns that you sprinkle, your lips as they crinkle;
Whatever I fancy, I'll seize.
 
Perhaps I'll abscond with a faux pas you've spawned,
or a client you met on the job,
your wild-patterned tie, the half-tear in your eye;
With a swipe of the pen, I will rob.
 
Then I'll gather my plunder and rend it asunder,
revise 'til there's only a hint.
You won't know what I've taken until you're quite shaken
to see that I fenced it in print.

Posted By: Kristina Knight @ 1:47:14 PM

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Posted By: Kristina

I know exactly what you mean, Constance! I'm always wondering, as I'm watching people, who is watching me. Paranoid!!

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Posted By: Constance Phillips

Kristi, I can so relate to this post. I love to people watch and make mental notes of people where ever I am. I'm always afraid I'm going to get caught 'watching' and people think me rude, but it's just the writer's need to observe.

Posted on: 3/11/2011 6:20:18 PM



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