Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ticky-Tacky Emptiness

We were out in the cul-de-sac tricycling today and it was so oddly quiet, as usual. Of the 10+ houses on the block, not a single one had evidence of a living soul--no cars, no movement, no open windows. Ten empty houses. Almost ways empty. At least 40 hours a week, I'm sure. It's odd to be the only visible people within view, the only proof of any other people in town heard in cars on main street or passing by infrequently on their way somewhere. It just doesn't seem right somehow. Too bad we can't work out some kind of O. Henry-timeshare with people who don't have houses.

1 comment:

  1. That is suburban life for you. On the other hand you could find that in a couple of years all has changed and the houses are full of younger families, alive with the cries of happy children longing to go to school, and mothers longing to get them there!