Saturday, 9 May 2009

Homeless people - Encourage them!

This isn't really related to music but I felt I had to share it.

Today I was sitting outside Liverpool Street Station in London with my can of diet coke when a guy walked up to me and asked if he could make me a copper wire sulpture for some spare change. I practically bit his hand off. My own copper wire sculpture? Usually you have to pay at least £5 in shops that sell those.

He said I could have one with my name on or a flower. I chose the flower.

He made it out of a single copper wire, about 30cm long, and he made it so quickly and with such grace. In exactly the time it took him to make it he explained that each of the four petals on it represented one of the four elements, and he explained it so beautifully it was like poetry. I got all of that for a pound.

If any of you live in London, go to Liverpool Street Station where he usually is. His name is Darren, he's very polite and he's from Johannesburg. If he approaches you, buy a sculpture. Some people might have reservations about what a homeless person might do with his revenue, but I honestly don't care what he does with it. I believe talent like that should be encouraged because it could really do some good in the world.

1 comment:

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