Notice how there are quite a few people sitting on this wall in fairly close proximity to one another. But unless they happen to be together like the the little boy and his mom or the ladies standing with the big purses, they might as well be worlds apart. Personal space is a catch phrase for ‘don’t get too close to me!’ today. I am all about personal space; I get a little bit rankled at the store if someone stands too close to me in the checkout line and heaven forbid should their cart get too close or even – gasp – touch me.
We human beings (or meat popsicles; whatever you wish to call yourself) have become adept at carving out our own space bubbles and ignoring what’s around us even when we are in a crowd. I think the explosion of electronic devices and mobile phones has enabled this greatly. BTW – you’ve got to love the socks on the guy in red 🙂
(Bonus points for anyone who can tell me what movie I just quoted)