Sitting on the stoop, you should be sitting in the sunshine, with a lazy afternoon sense of smiling. You should have a cold beer in your hand, and a good book by your side. You should watch the people go by, and smile at them, randomly. You should attempt to charm passing cats. You should pull faces at the little kids, just to make them giggle. You should blow bubbles, and twist around to watch them drift up over the building. You should catch leaves as they fall down around your feet. You should carry some chalk, in case you feel the urge to play a quick game of hopscotch with a neighbour. You should leap up to help an old person who is struggling with shopping bags. You should lean back, and watch the clouds skid across the skies. You should always, always bring a slinky.