What looks innocent to you, does not to me.
Kids playing; they could run into the streetcar could go up over the curb, guy walking on the sidewalk could take them.
A couple walking hand in hand whispering to each other; is he holding her hand or pulling her?
Is she threatening him?
Is that smile fake or real?
Rain clouds in the sky; what streets will flood, cars hydroplane, do I have my rain coat?
Someone laying down in the park; are they sleeping, drunk, assaulted, or dead? ……
Why didn’t that cop wave at me?
“Well he was rude!” Why are they bothering that man?
Let the kids play!
He’s just walking down the street!
I never know and I may never know until it’s too late unless I plan, think, or expect.