Slowing Down & Seeing People

Rarely do we stop and actually see people, particularly in a big city. Until now.

This ultra high-speed video by Adam Magyar is remarkable in the diversity it captures as a train arrives at New York's Grand Central station.

Look closely and pay attention to what's in the background. You'll notice people waiting for a train are rarely smiling.  But you'll also see much more.

A man putting the bag on his shoulder. A woman swinging her braided hair. People on their phones (but not many of those since there's no cell coverage underground) The bored, nervous, and tired are everywhere.

I am strangely mesmerized as these images flow across the screen. I am aware of how little I notice, how rarely I see.

Confucius said, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”  I don't know about you, but I want to notice the beauty in the world...even in Grand Central Station.