Dave is rather distinctive looking, and I had seen him several times in the past. He said that his friends call him Santa – gee, I wonder why. As Al (yesterday's blog post) spoke of life on the streets, Dave chimed in and related many frustrations. His demeanor remained friendly, however. The lady police officer remained almost at our sides.
After Al spoke about his sailboat difficulties, Dave picked up on the sailboat theme. He said that he knew that life afloat was difficult, particularly after “Kimmie died.” When I heard the name Kimmie, my ears perked up. Here's why:
A couple of years ago, a woman in this same location caught my eye. She wore a bandanna, had a frangipani flower above her ear, and wore earrings that looked like little airplanes. When I asked for a portrait, she looked suspicious, but nodded OK. But I was unable to engage her in conversation, hence I could not use the image for the100 Strangers Flickr project.