Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Life is a Cabaret

What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to the Cabaret.
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People watching is a relaxing pastime. You get to see humanity in all its forms. I like to sit at a local hangout, grab a cup of coffee (and maybe a cigar) and watch the world go by. The variety always amazes me. I watch the successful go in for their morning coffee. You can alway tell them by the car they drive and the way they walk. No furtive steps, and no cell phone. If a call comes in, it's quiet and quick. Then there's the self-important poser. Always looking around to see who they can impress. They talk loud and make sure everyone knows what about the big things they're doing. Occasionally, they arrive in groups. Loud obnoxious groups. Next come the workers on a time schedule. They have enough time to stop for coffee (the good stuff, not the office sludge) and get back on the road. The day is ahead of them and sometimes it's not a pretty sight. Sometimes the Moms come it, the kids are at school, Dad's at work, and they have a chance to sit and read (or people watch) with no interruptions. Sometimes Dad comes in, often with the kids, Mom's at home sleeping late. Young women drift through. You can never tell where they're going, but you have to wonder why they dress that way to go there. They wear everything from pajamas to formal dress. And, of course, there are the people like me. We sit, sip, and watch the world go by. Life truly is a cabaret. It's loud, crowded, and full of strange people.
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Start by admitting
From cradle to tomb
Isn't that long a stay.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Only a Cabaret, old chum,
And I love a Cabaret!

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