Rerun: originally posted March 28, 2020.
Heidi and I took advantage of the sunny weather and walked over to an area super market to get some yellow onions. I know, probably too much information. But that was what we were doing when we rounded the corner of the Hobby Lobby and heard someone playing a saxophone, and playing it well.
Marquise Pro had set up shop, was playing away, collecting tips, and bringing a bit of joy to people’s day. What a sweet surprise. I’m not sure whether or not Pro is his real surname, or his professional name. But it was fitting for the way he handled the saxophone. I wanted to pull up a curb and listen for a while.
Another reason it was special is because it highlights the theme of my series Out and About. The series is focusing on the fact that even though there is the threat of coronavirus, death, or a mild ticket from the local constable, people are still going about their lives. We need more people like Marquise. Hopefully we will get back to normal, whatever normal is, soon.
You can find more out about Marquise here, it’s his website.
All photos are copyright © Timothy J. Hammons, 2022.
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