Wind notes

People scurry from the wind as though it threatens to compromise them. They are afraid the wind is going to find purchase in a vulnerable edge and upend their lives, send them tumbling down the street, leading to loss and complications that will require much time and paperwork to set back into place. The restaurants grow crowded on windy days as people gather inside to consider the wind as relieved and slightly awed spectators without a discrete object on which to perform their surveillance.

Carl Hansen Manks
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