Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Just Sayin', Is All



About a year ago, after getting off the bus, I saw a corner house (this was not a walk home) which always had a flag hanging on a post near the mailbox. It was an older guy who lived there, and in the early twilight I saw that the flag had been set on fire. I quickly put it out, it was just singed around the edges. I knocked on the guy's door--it was then that I discovered his age--and he thanked me, telling me that it was the third flag that had been set on fire that year. The other week, I was passing by that fellow's house and had to take a photo of the telephone pole near the mailbox. Maybe the person setting fire to the flags found himself in a position to see the flames from a different perspective. One can only hope. I only run into the old guy every few months, he still unfurls the flag, and we still wave at each other, acknowledging our respective existence in the city confines...Wayne

5 comments:

HemlockMan said...

How old is the guy?

I think, somehow, that Chicago is stranger than Charlotte.

Charles Gramlich said...

Why the hell would someone burn his flag? Damn the world is full of morons.

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

hi son.. if who ever did the burning ,saw it from a different prospective , i surely could not. warm regards....Len

Anonymous said...

hi son.. if who ever did the burning ,saw it from a different prospective , i surely could not. warm regards....Len

Capcom said...

Looks like the climber may have spontaneously combusted after setting the flag on fire and left only his boots, as SHC-ers have a habit of doing. :-o