Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Man on the Median
Leaving downtown Seattle every day, we had to drive up to what is called the University District, where we were staying. You take I-5 to the 520 and get off at the Montlake Boulevard exit. And every day, this man would pace up and down the median, by the stoplight. He held both hands out in a kind of strange way - not one hand out looking out for a handout, but instead both hands together this way. I wasn't sure if he was asking for a handout. His speech was unintelligible to me. On the second day, I had to stop at the red light near him, and handed him a $5 bill. On the median in the background he had a bottle of water and some kind of plastic bag. He was always there in the afternoons, but I don't know when his day starts.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:05 PM