Homeless in Vancouver: Another morning glory
Clouds willing, and aside from today’s fog slumbering on False Creek, a scene very much like this happens every morning at this spot looking north down south Granville Street.
The camera’s not catching it at all—the distant North Shore slope dripping molten gold with the rising sun, the flashes and sparkles on the buildings downtown—you need at least $600-worth of camera. I saw it just fine with my own two eyes; I just can’t show it to you—you’ll have to take my word.
After a repetitive hundred years or so, Vancouverites no longer regularly fall down in dumb amazement at all the amazing stuff nature throws at them; someone has to focus on the work at hand—keep the trains running on time.
Luckily there are homeless people. It was a duo of them who insisted I check out the view. They couldn’t get enough of it—like they’d never seen it before or might never see it again.
Come to think of it, that’s a pretty good way to look at things.