Today’s music selection became streaming in my head the other day.
“Man On the Corner” by Genesis was released in 1981. I started thinking about it this week because of the purple guy.
That’s the name I’ve given him. He’s short, about five three would be my guess, and balding, with a large dark brown mustache. Wearing blue jeans in this ninety degree (F) heat every day, he wears a purple shirt, purple fanny pack, and purple shoes, and carries a purple bag.
You might have an idea of why I call him the purple man.
I usually encounter him several times a week. When I do, I say hello, and he replies…nothing. He doesn’t smile, but looks down.
When I saw him this week, he was standing on a corner by the town Safeway, and the song began streaming.