Haiku 198

198.
There is room for six
at the table where just one
sits to eat dinner

6/24/16

Tables and condiments, Philadelphia, PA, @ 2002.

Tables and condiments, Philadelphia, PA, @ 2002.

Advertisements

19 thoughts on “Haiku 198

  1. At home my problem is solved – we have only one table. But, I am never alone, if I have a book. Or, sometimes, I just like to be with my thoughts, and look out the window…

  2. The occasion hasn’t presented itself for years and years, but when I couldn’t avoid it, I’d always be too self-conscious to do anything but keep my head and down and get it over with as quickly as possible.

  3. This photo is actually really pretty old, I’d say, 12 or more years, and it was taken at Broad and Chestnut streets, where the old Marathon Grill restaurant was -these were their tables outside along Chestnut.

  4. Well, you call me up anytime and I’ll come with you to lunch, and that would achieve two goals – we could finally meet, which would be so great, and – I’ll keep you so occupied with my great (!) conversation that you’ll forget you’re out.

  5. I think that scene could either be interpreted as poignant or as peaceful. It made me think, “No man is an island … unless (s)he chooses to be”. I like the ambiguity.

  6. There are few people I would rather meet in a café than you. If ever I get across the Atlantic, which isn’t likely but you never know, I’ll be in touch. If you want to cross it in the opposite direction, we have lots of cafés here too.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s