Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight

This evening while waiting at the subway station we saw a hunchback go through the trash can. He was wearing a dress suit with matching black shoes and if you had seen him walk up the platform you could have confused him for someone coming back from a night out at the opera. But then he opened up the trash can and started sifting through the contents. His head was bent at a ninety degree angle to the body so that when he turned his back to us, it was like watching a headless man. I’m not sure what he was looking for in there. Maybe his wife had mislaid her diamond ring. Maybe he believed the trashcan was the repository of secret messages only he could fathom. Maybe he was just looking for dinner. I guess we’ll never know.

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