Friday, July 30, 2010
So, a couple of weeks ago, I got on the Q Train and sat next to this older black lady. And all the way over the Manhattan Bridge I noticed she's 'making something' and working really hard at it.
So, I asked her what she's doing, which I never do. I never talk to anyone on the subway. If you are a New Yorker, you get that. At least I hope you do, and if you don't, well, you're probably from Raleigh, North Carolina.
So, I ask her what she's doing and she says "making a devil fish."
We had a long conversation about the devil fish, which I finally determined was a SCORPION, (look it up) and we laughed and slapped our knees. Except she kept winding the lanyard plastic into a devil fish - the whole time.
I reached my stop and told her that I had to get off the train. And she said, "I want you to have this."
Unfinished devil fish. I should have gone three more stops.
I should have done a lot of things differently.
Recognize the gift.
"Hanging from chandeliers, same small world at your heels."
Cover Star: "Devil Fish".
Headlining Band: ughhhh...
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