Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day

I had hoped to take more pictures today, but unfortunately my battery was dead, and I only managed to squeeze enough juice out of it to grab this shot. It is not your typical mother's day photo... nor is it something I would have thought I'd be posting today.. What I mean is , I realize this is not the best photo , it was not set up in the way I had wanted, but alas.. the battery..

We went for a walk earlier today and I saw the man in the picture with bags full of strips of the police line ribbon and other debris. I mean he literally had three to five bags. My husband, David, said that he had seen the guy earlier collecting the stuff. So we see him, and he is , with great care, hanging up these precious little strips of yellow.

Now, this man was probably homeless, quite possibly crazy (but who am I to judge?). I have no idea why he was decorating the city on this day. I wonder what he was thinking. I wonder how many strips of yellow he managed to hang.
I hope he was long gone before the shop owners and hotel workers removed them. He really did seem to have a purpose, even if it was merely in his own head.

And I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's day! I like to think he was decorating the city to honor Mother's everywhere.

of course, he could just like yellow.


Anonymous Anne said...

My heart goes for people like these...I hope he will be alright!

2:09 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

I like this document! it shows people from all walk of life .. Do wish him well :)

6:26 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Interesting story. I wonder what his purpose was. I like the photo.

7:23 AM  
Blogger David said...

Interesting that I didn't notice the blue ribbon on his head until I saw your photo. I'm glad you caught it.

Oh...and no ribbons out today.

2:20 PM  
Blogger jenni said...

I was very touched by this man. He seemed so happy, hanging his strips of yellow. He was actually humming. I wish I had been able to capture the picture that I wanted, but, nonetheless, I am grateful to have witnessed the moment.

his bags seemed to have a story as well.

I'm not suprised the ribbons are gone. I saw a couple of guys who looked rather worried.. and I'm sure they were quick on the ribbon removal task.

I am glad that I got to show you something that you didn't see at first glance, David =)

6:02 PM  

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