“There are sacraments of evil as well as of good about us, and we live and move to my belief in an unknown world, a place where there are caves and shadows and dwellers in twilight. It is possible that man may sometimes return on the track of evolution, and it is my belief that an awful lore is not yet dead.”
Yesterday's Ides of March was cold and rainy in Providence. My sons and I were leaving the Dunk after a Providence Bruins hockey game when the wind blew a melody to my ears long before I saw him. We chatted for a bit. I asked him if it was ok to take a photo, he agreed. Walking on I knew there was something more. Then I remembered hearing Joni Mitchell perform "For Free" decades earlier. I looked back at him feeling deeply moved. I posted this image so the world would know that he lives and "he was playing real good for free".
Dennis James Laux, 2015