Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Street Preacher


My daughter took this picture of a man on Broadway handing out literature of holy reckoning, preaching repentance, warning that the end of the world was nigh. I don't know about the end of the world, but the end of the decade is certainly at hand. By my lights, endings are gateways to new beginnings, as my daughter's friend, laughing and undaunted by dire leaflet predictions in the foreground, seems to suggest. Then there's the lady in the background clearly engaged in her life, and the man himself, whose expression seems not judgmental, but rather gently bemused and kind. I like this picture as a metaphor.

6 comments:

  1. good sneaky street snap!! kudo's to your daughter - there is so much happening in this pic, I love it....

    looks like your daughter's friend might have accepted one of the gentleman's tracts!

    happy new year!! I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of the year, I swear my head is still in october!

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  2. mouse, i thought of your subway series when i put this up. this is my daughter's creative eye but you inspired me to appreciate it in a new way. thanks! and happy new year to you, too!

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  3. Hey, that's what happened to my cousin! now i know.

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  4. Hi Mmm, thanks for stopping by! Who's your cousin?

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  5. I love this photo. Do you know that Damo wrote a chapter about this guy in his mcs autobiography?!

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  6. Leslie, this is the guy?? I remember that chapter. Jim's friend!

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