Senior Couple Sitting on Bench, Lal Bagh

This post is for Thursday Challenge: BENCH.

I saw this couple in their sunset years of life deeply immersed in talking in a colorful bench in Lal Bagh, Bangalore. The arms of the bench looked so menacing but the couple sitting on it seemed sober. They may be discussing their problems, or may be their happiness. Whatever! I hope they found peace!

Truly, the bench is a boon to idlers. Whoever first came up with the idea is a genius: free public resting places where you can take time out from the bustle and brouhaha of the city, and simply sit and watch and reflect.
~ Tom Hodgkinson

After seeing the flower show while exiting Lal Bagh I saw the bench occupied by another set of senior people. The arms of the bench continued to look at me menacingly. The elderly people must have thought of spending time watching people around, but they didn’t know they would end up getting watched.

My favourite pastime used to be sitting on a park bench watching people. But after ‘Jagged Little Pill,’ the eyeballs turned, and I was the watched one.
~ Alanis Morissette


Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, getting Facelift
Lal Bagh Flower Show, August 2015

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