Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Walking the Streets, Alley's, Too
An independent man may be hard to find.
Wherever they can find coconuts, the men use a long hook to glean them. Coconuts for sale with their liquid. They drive a spike into the coconut and insert a straw. The tourists sip. It's possible to earn some jingle this way. An African American drummer, who performs on the street, told me, "There wasn't much jingle." He didn't have a license to perform on the street, the police said, so he had to keep moving on. Are the coconut sellers licensed? I don't think they are.
Business is done from the adapted, repurposed grocery cart. Identifying marks have been removed--the cart's a long way from Walgreen's or Publix or CVS or Whole Foods, etc., etc.
What is the story behind this arrangement? What do you think? The pack of cigarettes angled to the shoe? Does the pack contain any cigarettes? I didn't investigate.
The trees I like so much have survived the pruning.
Moss likes the sidewalk. I like to wander.