Saturday, May 08, 2010

Nuffing much

So I owe you guys an update.

Work either has me traversing town at top speed between freelancing gigs, or sleeping until midday and mooching around in pajamas. It's erratic, but at least it's there (at last). Yes, the economy seems to be perking its nipples.

Even so, more and more beggars and buskers fight for space in the city centre. The music they produce clashes and overlaps as they just crank the volume louder. Even the Hari Krishnas now dance around carrying speakers.

Sometimes I sneak a glance at the proffered hats and see more coins and notes than I have in my wallet.

I asked a group of men killing time in a bus shelter if they had a spare cig. Too late I smelled the giveaway, they belonged to the halfway house across the street. "Can you roll" one asked. He handed me his pouch of tobacco. I was touched. Inside were butts that he had collected off the street. His stinking, filthy treasure. With much respect, I had to decline.

So often it's the people with nothing who are the most willing to share.


Blogger rX said...

i've found it's always the people with the least that are most generous.. they always leave me feeling touched and with a sense that the world isn't such a bad place as i thought.

glad things are on the up for you sweetheart :)

4:02 PM  
Blogger Michelle's Spell said...

Hey Tui,

So glad to hear your voice again! Missed you! I agree -- that's why I love Detroit so much. Detroiters are super generous even with all the shit coming their way and the evil cold winters and weak auto industry. I loved the last line of this.

7:54 PM  
Blogger I.:.S.:. said...

That's because they understand how ephemeral wealth and material possessions really are - money comes, money goes.

7:31 AM  

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