While walking to my friend's apartment in Brooklyn yesterday afternoon, I was stopped by a homeless man. It was my first day back in the city, so I decided to listen to his story and maybe give him a buck or two. There were two things that immediately struck me about him: He possessed no teeth and looked exactly like Muddy Waters. Already I had made up my mind to give him a dollar, but when he told me that he had had a colonoscopy earlier in the day, I was sold.
Walking away from him, I couldn't help but smile; I knew I was finally back.