Saturday, July 29, 2006

The man was dressed in dirty clothes, standing on the street corner, talking about track lighting.

Of the much he was saying, "track lighting" was almost all I could decipher. "Track lighting" and anger came through clearly.

I don't know if he was a person naturally interested in track lighting. Or if track lighting was a good symbol of what he was interested in. Track lighting is sometimes used to emphasize what is valued, and he didn't look valued by himself or others.

Whatever track lighting was to him, I wish we'd set this whole thing up so that he could be interested in what he's interested in a way that might help the rest of us, instead of repelling us.