Saturday, August 16, 2008
PEACE, LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!
The Spirit of Friendship filled the air this morning at 7th and Montana as a group of local kids set-up a card table on 7th Street and began selling Friendship Bracelets to passersby. Apparently, the kids are Budding Entrepreneurs: They make bracelets out of colorful strands of yarn and sell them for $1 a piece to earn some extra spending money. I bought five, one for everyone at our table, knowing we could all use a little Booster Shot of Brotherly Love every now and then. The bracelets worked like a charm ... for about five minutes. "That's how it all starts," quipped Joyce, "One day they're selling Friendship Bracelets, the next they're selling Drugs." "Look," cried Richard, gesturing towards an Extremely Fat Man teetering on a Moped, "There's a Photo Opportunity for You!" I quickly forgot about the Friendship Bracelets and whipped out my Camera Phone, marveling at how the Fat Man barely fit behind the handlebars. I guess laughing at Life's Little Absurdities is part of what makes us tick. Or, as Richard might say, "It's where the Blubber meets the Road ...!"