The Lonely Chair
The lonely chair is a lesson in personal space as presented to us from the outside world. The chair is someone else's personal space in this kind of environment. In child mode, you look around you to see what you can learn about the world by observing things like this. The lonely chair is a sign that the event occurring at the time and place the photograph was taken is the kind where personal property like this is mostly respected. This is a peaceful event, people are getting along well. The other people in this immediate area who happen to notice the chair will be assuming that the owner will be coming back to reclaim it. They are honoring the personal space of another human being, even in this indirect manner of respecting ownership.
Now, over at the sword seller's booth, the owner may have to keep a sharp eye out for young men and women with sticky fingers, but mostly my impression was that the young people were mostly simply enjoying things sober. They were in child mode -- open to learn from the external world without too much judgement ruining the joyful colors of a beautiful spring day in the park.
24 April 2016, Peace Park, Columbia, Missouri