March #SOLC17 Day 10
His gray beard reaches just below his chin.
In the winter he is bundled up so tightly that those short, wiry gray hairs are all that identify him.
He has a cane – or is it a walking stick? Probably a walking stick because he seems quite able and does not look like someone in need of a cane.
He travels all around the neighborhood. East to West on 147th Street. North to South on Pulaski Road. Sometimes he has bags with him as if he’d just been to the grocery store. Other times it’s just the man and his cane. No matter the weather, no matter the day of the week or time of day. He walks.
As I drive down the street in our district community I often wonder about him. Once I saw him walking across our parking lot as I was getting in my car. I stopped and rolled my window down.
Hello, Sir! Beautiful day, huh?
I just want to say, you get around this town more than anyone I know. I see you everywhere! That’s all. I guess I just wanted to say I noticed, and that I am very impressed! Have a great day!
I drove off thinking….This mysterious man who travels the neighborhood by foot. He’s a man of few words. Maybe he just wants to be left alone.