I am supposed to go to a luau at 7

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The People You Meet


Details, details, details. Characters are made up of so many little things.

I did not get his name, but I am supposed to go to a luau at his place at 7. He’s getting engaged. Cassie can come. She will be the only dog there and she is the only dog invited. The cops told him he had to leave. From where, I don’t know. He was looking for a place to get fresh herbs and flowers. He wanted to know who my favorite Astro was. He did not wait for a reply. His favorite Astro was J.R. Richard. His mom used to live by the dome on Lockwood. He was picking flowers from people’s yards. He used to party at Scott Glenn’s house. Drank White Russians there. Not with Jeff Bridges. He could have seen Jeff Bridges when he came to Longwood but his wife, his future ex-wife wouldn’t go. He used to be worth a million dollars. At least last time he checked. He blew it all, man. They’re trying to kill him. They tried to kill him in New Braunfels. They kept his kid there. Can you believe that bullshit? He wants to see the photo and hopes I can make it to the luau with Cassie. He did not know what street he was on.

I learned all that from a safe distance of thirty feet  in the span of half a block. This photo was taken with a 200mm lens. He did the scout pose on his own. I feel bad about not going to the luau, but who am I kidding. I was never going to go. I have nothing to wear.

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  • Hales

    I love this story. Random chance encounters in life are the things of gold and ultimate substance. As storytellers, we need to be mental pack rats and this is perfect content to pack away for later use.

  • David Rubio

    Your posts lately, taking pictures and telling stories with them have been very inspiring to me. Now while scrolling through social media or family pictures, I try to formulate a story in my head. It’s like a creative exercise.

    • KRH

      Thank you. I’m glad you are enjoying and taking inspiration from them.

  • Kelvin Kataria

    Wish I held onto my Hawaiian shirt, his Luau would have been one heck of a time. Thank you for this post.

  • Matty Sullivan

    This was the most enjoyable thing I’ve read in quarantine.
    Will any of it be on the test?

    • KRH

      Just the test that is life. Everything is on that one. I’m glad you enjoyed it. It is all straight from the gentleman in the photo. He has a lot to say in a little time.

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