Today’s Perfect Moment is the result of looking up from my book at the right moment. Sadly, I did not have my camera phone ready.
I was minding my own business, reading The Girl on the Train, when I noticed some activity outside the bus window. It was rather far away and I wasn’t wearing my glasses. It was on a perpendicular street and in front of a bus stop that a different bus serviced. Nonetheless, the activity was unmistakeable. The person was doing deep knee bends.
What makes this perfect (and remarkable) are two things. The first is the sheer absence of self consciousness. It is one thing to jog outside, or do chin-ups at the park. It is another thing to stand at the bus stop doing calisthenics while waiting for the bus.
The other thing that I find interesting is the “retro” nature of the exercise. Not even in the days of The 20 Minute Workout would you find someone doing this exercise. I don’t ever hearing it being recommended. I guess it is making a comeback, perhaps spandex, leg warmers and headbands are next.
I settled back into my book with a smile on my face.