The Newtown Pentacle

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blessed are the sleepy…

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

As opined in the past, illegal dumping is a bit of an art form here in Queens, and it is not uncommon to find largish domestic items binned out at the entrance to this industrial site or that rail yard. In this case, it’s a rather plush sofa which was left nearby one of the entrances to the Sunnyside Yard, which offered this fellow an opportunity to drop off for a quick nap.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The ability to sleep in public has always been denied to me, even as a child (much to the chagrin of Mr. and Mrs. Narrator). I marvel at the Asian folks who can catch a quick kip standing up on the R train every day, am jealous of the minute naps which others can surrender to, and can’t imagine leaving myself this vulnerable on the street for even a minute.

Back in the 80’s, if you fell asleep on the subway, someone would steal your shoes.

Written by Mitch Waxman

August 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

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