day #13, philip, nyc

if you’ve ever passed through grand central and taken the 4, 5, 6 then you have most definitely seen this guy. his name is philip. i used to take pictures of him stealthily and sometimes he’d catch me and i’d always feel badly about it. but this time i sat down and talked to him. he is such a gentle soul. he speaks so quietly with the softest voice, too. i could barely hear him over the drone of the empty subway platform. apparently he actually lives down there and stays in his sister’s basement out in queens every once in a while. his voice kind of reminded me of michael jackson’s speaking voice.

throw him a buck or two if you ever see him. he’s not a drunk or a druggie. just a guy down on his luck.

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~ by jacobbmurphy on January 19, 2010.

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