Ides and Sides of March.

8 April, 2011 § Leave a comment

“Ma’am, I don’t mean to cause no offense or nothing… but – well – I just don’t get why you would ask someone like me to eat with someone like ya’ll. I mean, usually when I walk through the streets downtown, people stare right through me as if I’m not even there. As if I’m completely invisible. But ya’ll,” Leroy paused, rubbed his shaved head and then continued on in a rush of words, “ya’ll meet me, look me in the eyes and ask me into your house – your own home! – to eat chili with ya’ll less than fifteen minutes after meeting me for the first time. Don’t get me wrong, ma’am, I’m grateful but, well, I guess I just don’t get it. I just don’t get it,” he repeated in conclusion. “And until I met ya’ll, I was beginning to think that people like you no longer existed in the world today…”

To read more from my March newsletter, click the link below:

Kate Goes to the City: March Edition

Street corner neighbors in the middle of an afternoon work break.

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