Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Festival of Ashoura

Check out this website to see a real fun festival. Don't forget to read the comments. It's a great time for religious celebration for the shia Muslims.
Meanwhile, at my end of the world, the dwarf plays the accordion on the street like he does everyday, busking or begging, whatever. Today he played the Blue Danube while his wife in a wheelchair accompanied him on tamborine. She couldn't keep time if her life depended on it. She has a sour look on her face, I guess life does that to you when you're limited to a wheelchair and married to a dwarf. Further down the street, the retarded woman stands with her palm outstreched, she has no musical talent or any talent whatsoever so she hopes someone will put money in her hand. The sun is shining, the sky is blue. It's a good day to be outside. Trees are anticipating spring with blossoms everywhere, especially the magnolias.

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