Text: The Park
Relaxing in the park
“What a lovely day!”, said Pilar. “The sun is shining and the birds are singing. The weather is much too nice to stay inside.”
Pilar is retired and lives in the big city of Madrid. Her flat is on a main road in the city centre, but she would prefer to live in a place that’s not so anonymous. Near to where she lives is the Parque del Retiro and Pilar always goes there when the weather is good.
At the park there is always something going on. There are runners, cyclists, people walking their dogs or families with children playing on the grass. As Pilar is very extroverted, she always gets to know new people and meets with old friends who she can chat to.
Along the paths there are benches for sitting. Some are in the sun and others are in the shade of the trees. As today isn’t too hot, Pilar has sat on a bench between two bushes. From here, she can watch the ducks and the fish in the pond. But above all she loves the sound of the water in the fountain.
She had just sat down when she heard a pigeon tweeting. Even the birds know Pilar, and they know that she always brings something for them.
“There you are!” said Pilar smiling, opening a bag near to the bench. Of course she would never forget to bring something for her favourite animals.