Greetings to all who read this! This is my first entry into this world of Blog and I am not sure what I am doing. I do believe that I have a few stories to tell as I am a Black Man living in Warsaw.
I am wondering who may find this of any interest? I look around this city and there are very few of us. I see mostly students attending the universities around the city. They seem to mind there business and focus on studies. I get a feeling that many do not want to be here, but have to be here to achieve an objective: an education. Power to them and I make an attempt every day to smile or say "hello" as I pass. Most respond ... and a few do not.
Daily, however, I get a good chuckle as I go about my business. There are many old Polish ladies that travel by train or bus and inevitably as I pass them, I get what I have come to call the "Old Polish Lady Look." They literally stare at me for a weirdly long time. I get the feeling they are saying "Who are you?" and "Why are you here?" I don't necessarily experience and anger or hatred or even the slightest sense of negativity. It seems to be a simple and sincere stare of curiosity. I makes me laugh.