Green spaces, public parks.
They are a breath of fresh air within the confines of the city.
Even though you can see the towers of the CBD, it is still refreshing enough to provide a spark.
A chance to take a moment and get away from the hectic pace that is to be found only a couple of blocks away from me.
Here, the flowers bloom in palettes across the spectrum.
Like me, others sit and take a moment to refresh and recharge.
A man sits with a song in his head and to get it out gives his guitar that initial strum.
Soon the benches surrounding the fountain will be empty as everyone heads back to their garage.
But the new dawn will see them filled with a new rotation of strangers.
All seeking some solace away from the rat race.
As they feel the cool breeze wash over their face.
Clearing out the cobwebs that come from sitting behind a computer all day and all the other office based dangers.
Kids play in the fountain.
Birds scavenge for food.
People talk…some clearly trying to reduce problems from the size of a mountain.
Mainly though everyone is anything but rude.
Music is listened to.
Laughter is had.
Everyone’s body language all says ‘phew’.
But that will change when they return to their offices or lecture halls where they no longer will feel glad.
For now they soak in this moment.
Filling their souls with positive energy.
Relaxing and rebalancing their inner chi.
Forgetting the woes of the office and its associated anguish and torment.