Taking the time to Stop
--by lewski711, posted May 24, 2023
This is Marcus. I see him nearly everyday on this bus stop bench as I leave work. Today I stopped and asked him about playing his guitar. He said he plays a few songs. I told him that I see him a lot, but have never talked with him.
I handed him a plate of brownies and asked if he'd like them and maybe to share them with some friends. He said he'd try a couple. I told him to be careful because once he tried one, it might be hard to stop. "Be sure not to eat them all," I said. "You don't want to get sick."
He put the brownies on the bench and thanked me as he played. He told me I could photograph him playing.
As I drove past him, I saw he'd finished playing and was eating a brownie. He saw me and smiled raising the treat.
I rolled down my window. "Are they any good?" I couldn't hear his response, but he was smiling and seemed to like the goodies.