A Life in the City

a NYC photoblog…mostly street….mostly Manhattan

Where Will You Spend Eternity?

Posted by alifeinthecity on August 2, 2011

30 July 2011//Washington Square Park  5:50pm     CMQ_0519             1/180     f/7.1        200mm    ISO 400

Once, shortly after I had moved to NYC, I was walking down West End Avenue in the 90’s.  Coming towards me I spotted a naked man.  Where I came from that was the kind of thing that you would notice.  However, no one else in the street was paying any attention to him.  He was pretty grubby and barefoot.  As he passed me, standing still in a bit of shock, not yet having acquired the New York indifference to these things, I heard him muttering to himself.  “I don’t want to go to heaven”, he said, “I won’t know anybody.”

Pretty sharp insight for a naked crack head……since then I have always felt the same way.

 

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