Park Benches

Park Benches

Few things spark my imagination more than a park bench. I always wonder, especially when I sit down to rest, how many people have sat in that same spot. Who were they, even that same day? What were their struggles? Were they young mothers trying to keep their children entertained? Were they elderly wanting nothing more than to feel the sunshine and breathe the fresh air?  Young lovers? The homeless? Or maybe a pigeon or two?

Park BenchesA few years ago, I was in the city of Dover in the south of England. While my friends shopped, I decided to sit on a park bench pretty much in the center of things, just to watch the people go by. Pigeons were everywhere and I happen to love these friendly birds. But there was a young woman on a nearby bench who must have come there often. The pigeons weren’t just clustered at her feet — no doubt she’d fed them — but they were roosting on her shoulders and arms. She seemed to enjoy it immensely. I enjoyed watching.

I went on a Google search to try to find out how many park benches there were in the world. I didn’t have much luck. I did however find one site that said London has 50,000 park benches. (Source.) I imagine there are millions of park benches on planet earth and we are grateful for them.

What are your favorite memories of sitting on a park bench? 

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