I have just finished ordering my burger, my stomach grumbles. I am so hungry. The waiter seems to walk back to the kitchen in slow motion, my bowels threaten to eat me alive if I do not feed them soon. It is one of Windsor’s busiest restaurant, I start to fear the wait…To distract my brain, I watch patrons live their lives on a different timeline.
The slow contented time of the young couple who have finished their meals. Happy with their choice and each other’s company; their mellow Sunday afternoon time seem to flow slowly in contemplation of each other hands and lips.
The hectic noisy time of those family whose children shout at each other because Tom has stolen little Emma’s chocolate… Both parents willing for the time to go faster, looking at each other, looking forward for their beautiful progeny to go to bed, enjoying a glass of wine in front of the TV as a reward.
The timeless time of Mrs Jones, eating alone at the same table since 1998, still hoping for Mr Jones to one day re-appear.
“A chicken burger with chunky fries and garlic sauce, enjoy your meal!”. My brain and my stomach finally in agreement, there is nothing better than the present time to enjoy the simplest things in life.
(Based on this Story Jam)
Fruit from this Jam:
Time's Chaos. by Benjamin
The Frenchman by MichaelThompson
Americana Chance by
Modern Factory by Matt Drake
A wrinkle in Time by
Emilio by Richard
Personal time by lindalopez
Time Machine by Zita Barlai
All in the mind by Sam
When we were young by Kip Logan
Echoes of Darkness by James
we are Al ready time machines by David Pinto
song on repeat by H.L.W.
The Black Hole Walker by Kevin Cagle