We are settled into our new offices, and it’s lovely, but I’m having to get used to the noise of the mall on the other side of my wall of windows. It’s hard to resist the urge to people-watch when I should be working (or even blogging about people-watching when I should be working :-). Right now there’s a crowd of school kids leaving the theatre that’s just across the atrium from my office. They just passed the makeout bench (a place that’s normally fairly secluded when there’s nothing going on at the theatre so people seem to think it’s an ideal place for making out – not realizing the people in the offices can watch them).

Christmas is in full swing in the mall, and so it’s a little noisy. To help me shut it out, I’m listening to Ani DiFranco. These words just caused me pause. I suspect some of those people wandering beneath me in the mall could relate to these lyrics.

what kind of paradise am i looking for?
i’ve got everything i want and still i want more
maybe some tiny shiny key
will wash up on the shore

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