Near the train station in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA, is a sitting park – a place you can go and peacefully watch the world rush by. There are metal benches (quite comfortable, actually) in a couple sizes place in opportune places around the perimeter. In the center is a huge, black stone ball with the continents of the world engraved on it’s surface; it rides on a cushion of water, slowly turning, and you can nudge it with one finer and change the rotation. In flower season there are blossoms. The park is a circular space, paved with rectangular, gray stones, and around the edges are a couple levels of brick. Very pleasant. Places to just stop and take a breath are getting more and more rare.