A moment of calm

A man in a suit walks past.

Couple in black and white

A man in a suit walks past as the tram rattles by and the escalator speeds up.

A man in a suit walks past as the tram rattles by and the escalator speeds up and the honk of a horn from a car in the street.

A man in a suit walks past as the tram rattles by and the escalator speeds up and the honk of a horn from a car in the street. A dog barks at the end of a lead, desperate to explore, against his owner’s will.

A man in a suit walks past as the tram rattles by and the escalator speeds up and the honk of a horn from a car in the street. A dog barks on the end of a lead, desperate to explore, against his owner’s will, then the shout of a lady as a bicycle swerve to miss her.

A man in a suit walks past as the tram rattles by and the escalator speeds up and the honk of a horn from a car in the street. A dog barks on the end of a lead, desperate to explore, against his owner’s will.

A man in a suit walks past as the tram rattles by and the escalator speeds up and the honk of a horn from a car in the street.

A man in a suit walks past as the tram rattles by and the escalator speeds up.

A man in a suit walks past as the tram rattles by.

And then, A moment of calm.

The sun breaks out of hiding and the sky looks a little more blue.

The petals from the blossom of the horse chestnut tree, pink and white, dance in the wind.

A waiter stands, arms folded, with a crisp white shirt and a black bow tie.

A hooded crow skips on the fresh grass, a reminder that the city is not only for people.

Uplifting, historical sounds float in on the breeze, that of Johann Strauss II’s Blue Danube.

With a deep breath in, a long breath out, and a break of a smile, she is reminded of a busy world standing still.