There is a lot of commotion going on outside my window door. In fact, its all the louder because we have opened it up to let in any breeze we can get.
This commotion seems to never stop. Even in the middle of the night we can still hear the commotion of city life. Even our neighbor seems to be awake at all hours of the night.
As an introvert this is definitely not ideal. But as an introvert it is better to be in your apartment and hear the commotion rather being in the commotion. Have you ever felt that you might be trampled upon because of the herds of people surrounding you? Go to the Israeli market and you might feel just that way.
Despite my continuous desire to be away from it all and be some where quiet, a desire that cannot be met in this season of my life, I have found some pros to it all.
This happens to be a great place for people watching.
All I must do is look out my window on the bustling street below and there are numerous people right there to observe. So many personalities, cultures, lifestyles to observe right from my apartment window.
As I have written before, to write well, one also must first observe well.
So I find that although I cannot always love all the never ceasing clatter and noise of the street below, there is a season for everything and now must be a season of breathing deeply and observing greatly.
Observing the real people around me are perfect sources for being able to create real characters.