Here’s a bit more of that pavement. It looks as though it’s raining. It looks like its indoors. He’s in a dry spot or he wouldn’t be sitting there.
It could be early afternoon. The two men are strangers. One’s a shoe stand boy. The other man doesn’t do much. Not too many people smoke pipes, do they? Yes they do! Joe Blow is smoking a pipe. He isn’t thinking too much. Gypsy is the shoe shine boy. He is hoping he gets a good tip. There are everyday sounds. The walking of feet on the hard pavement. We can hear conversation, laughter, not too much noise, no vehicles.
It’s indoors. Gypsy has a small comfortable home somewhere so he can have a good sleep.
Joe Blow will go home too. He has a wife and family. We hope he’s faithful to them. He might be off to a nightclub later on. It pours rain and they make a scramble for it. They have an umbrella there. They both go their separate ways.
This story was created by Doreen and Fred at Calvary Rehabilitation Centre on 16 September 2013.