Meeting Jimmy helped remind me why I love my best friend lol. She always there when I’m feeling blue. We’ve been through so much in life together, protecting each other through the chaos. I can count on her when I’m alone or feeling bored. She’s actually the reason why I’ve made so many friends in the past. Without her, I truly wouldn’t feel like myself. My friend, my true love, Laughter.

Crossing paths with Jimmy had to be the greatest blessing ever. I walked past him at a Subway Station, watching him draw peacefully on a cold winter day. Besides the fact that he’s homeless, I envied his self harmony, forcing me to meet him. As I’m walking towards him he began lifting his head up with a smile, almost as if he could sense me. We instantly made eye contact, which eventually turned into us smiling even harder, and then us both giggling at one another lol. This experience was beautiful. Jimmy was a comic, each sentence more funnier than the last. The facial expression he used for his picture only makes with smile with joy, but it’s also a reminder that suffering and misery is a choice. Like Jimmy, we all can smile and laugh despite our situations.

Losing his house and family over money issues only made me wonder how someone with so much humor could be in so much pain. Later realizing it, Jimmy was an honest reflection of myself.



4 thoughts on “Jimmy

  1. Michael Doran says:

    I, too, am grateful for the Jimmys in my life. And, wholeheartedly agree that each person has a story worth sharing. Grateful for laughter as you are. We need more of it. I wish you much success in your noble effort to capture people’s stories. Thanks for following me. I post irregularly, but desire to be more consistent. Blessings!

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