Thinking Man of Palma

Man crossing Avinguda de Jaume III in Palma, MallorcaMan crossing Avinguda de Jaume III in Palma, Mallorca (Feb. 2012).

I love this picture.

We were returning to our hotel after exploring Palma. Being on holiday, the world looked different compared to the day-to-day life of home. I was relaxed and full of sights, sounds, smells, and even flavors of the city. My eyes were looking everywhere. Then here’s this man who looks intent on where he’s going, seemingly immersed in serious thought.

This photo captures a sensation I’ve experienced far too often. I see a person walking purposefully, yet on autopilot, all the while somewhere else entirely. It’s as if thoughts are all that exists and everything else in the world passes by in a blur. When this thinking man of Palma arrives at his destination, will he remember how he got there?

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About satnavandcider

An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.
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2 Responses to Thinking Man of Palma

  1. Gunta says:

    Very nice observation. Cool capture.

    • Thanks. The funny thing is just after posting, I went to meet friends for lunch and half way there I realized that I was doing exactly that AND I was thinking about the photo! I had to laugh.

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