Looking Up

Looking Up | East Wenatchee, WA | 2013

When the weather warms, homeless folks camp under our city’s bridges. The most popular spot is the river bridge near the 7-Eleven. Cheap coffee, nice bathrooms. So I was surprised to find a makeshift camp tucked beneath a high span miles from any conveniences. But then I spotted the homeless guy (casual in shorts and sunglasses) stretched in the sun looking up at the bridge — sky, clouds, shadows, textures. On a scale of luxuries, I suppose this view far outweighed the comfort of an indoor flusher.