I just came back from a stroll through the neighborhood. The sun was shinning hot on the streets and it felt like the forecast high of 85 had already been reached for the day. I headed for Schenley Plaza. On my way to Schenley Plaza I took note of the few pedestrians that were out and about and the light vehicular traffic on the roads. Oakland Pittsburgh can seem like a ghost town at times, but I was in a serene mood anyway. The lack of human activity didn’t bother me.
Once again there were few people in Schenley Plaza. I guess I’m not in tune with the ebb and flow of activity in the plaza; sometimes the place is packed and sometimes it’s empty. Today it was empty. The tables around the food stalls were empty and the tables under the pavilion were empty; but there was an artificial stage set up on the grass of the plaza and a banner over the stage announced, 91.3 WYEP Summer Music Festival and people were working on the stage. So, I guess there’s going to be some live music in Schenley Plaza today.
But I was hot and wanted to get out of the sun. I started for home.
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.