dia de los Muertos

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I admit he’s left over from our Halloween but he seems perfectly able to do double duty.

Introducing Mr. Spare Change News!

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This guy’s extraordinary. He’s been selling these papers on the street for 30 years. Today he told me he had attended a “goin home” celebration last night. What? A “goin home” celebration is when a born again member of his church dies and goes home to God.

It’s a lovely thought. 

 

Different City Same Look

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We happen to be in London currently, getting ready to return to Boston tomorrow. The only camera I took on this trip was the Ricoh GR and it has performed like a champ. 

Since it’s such a great street shooter, it was in my hand walking down Picadilly Street. As is the case in any big urban area there were some (not a lot) street people looking pretty much like those in Boston.

This man was a cut above the norm. For one thing he had a fine ascetic head, reminiscent of some 16th century saint. Add to that the umbrella and his 2 oranges and you have a photograph I think is worth keeping.

 

Sunrise Steeples

P1070757smallIn the quiet of the morning when the light is still soft and gold, these spires seem to eloquently point at something we humans can certainly feel but have a terrible time agreeing on.

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