Pull Up a Chair

©IBKimage 2017



In the busy outside interactions of summer in the city, it’s often difficult to find a place of retreat, where one can stand back and observe what moments ago one was in the midst of. On a recent evening photo shoot, in front of Union Station,Denver’s newly repurposed and renovated train station plaza, just such a place made itself known. A breakfast restaurant with outdoor seating, was closed, but oh the delightful configurations of myriad plastic chairs at rest before the next performance.

In the midst of the surrounding hustle and bustle, I observed our two chairs leaning in for a chat and thought about many past joyous moments of sitting with someone in deep conversation, totally oblivious to what was happening all around. We’ve lost something when we so often engage in transaction with our devices while at the same time trying to experience deeper interaction with the human soul across from us. Many times not just wanting to experience deeper, but hungering for it.

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  1. Marina Kirsch August 11, 2017 at 7:49 am #

    Yes, I so understand what you’re saying, IBK! There are certain people I love visiting with because conversation and companionship are the hallmarks of my interaction with them. I’m glad people like you are in my life!

  2. Barbara Hemphill August 11, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

    I remember hours of great conversation with you — miss them! Blessings, Barbara

  3. thomas woodward August 12, 2017 at 7:34 am #

    As usual, IBK, you’re right on the money. TAW

  4. jane August 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

    Well done. Image and message perfect together. Thank you for posting this.

  5. Jeanne Baer November 18, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

    “two chairs leaning in for a chat” — I love the anthropomorphisis — chairs as friends! It reminds me of some of the long conversations we’ve had!
    Long live person-to-person communication — as you said, we hunger for it!

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