Tuesday, September 15, 2009

An Autumn Night in New York

Walking down a NYC street near midnight...

A panhandler calls out from the steps of Bnai Jeshurun: "Brother, can you spare some change?"

We stop and start feeling for some change.

"Melody Maker in Bb", he says. "A lady gave me a Melody Maker in Bb. Would you like to hear it?"

"Sure," we say, handing him a dollar.

He improvises a sad bluesy melody and then takes the dollar.

"Thank you!"

No, thank you.