Sometimes all you need is a table and a windy day

Updated: Apr. 29, 2019 at 5:59 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - On Monday, April 29, downtown Tucson was looking a little windy.

The National Weather Service said gusts were reaching up to 45 mph. Despite the wind people were still out enjoying their days in downtown Tucson.

Eve Rifkin and Krista Gypton are colleagues. On Monday, they caught up and had lunch outside of the library.

However, for these two ladies, this lunch is about more than just a quick bite.

“It’s an opportunity to connect,” Gypton said.

“There is something private about being in public,” Rifkin said. “They’re all strangers. They don’t care what I’m talking about.”

Just a few feet away, some sixth graders were playing ping-pong, a brave decision considering the windy conditions.

“It’s a smaller version of tennis,” said Nela Miranda.

Miranda’s usual friends were not in the group.

So, she was playing with her classmates, friends she was just making — something maybe adults could try.

“Sometimes days or weeks will go by and we won’t have time to connect,” Rifkin said.

So there just might be a lesson on a windy day.

A phone or tablet may not be the best way to connect.

Sometimes, a windy day and a table downtown are all you need.

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