Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - ABC Wednesday, B is for ball and busker and blue
When Mama and I took the MAX on Saturday, we knew we'd see plenty. We didn't expect to see this busker sort of gently juggling this ball.
While we're on ABC Wednesday, B, here's a close up of the busker, the ball, and his blue-tinted sunglasses.
And here's the entire young man. The first time I saw his performance, I put some money in his can, and he stopped to quickly shake my hand! Right after I took these photos, someone dropped something in, and the busker shook his hand, too.
As the MAX car started up again and we rolled away, I asked Mama, "Wasn't that neat?" She said, "Sure was," and had trouble believing he was not a robot!
UPDATED TO ADD:
Here's the last photo I took, just before the doors slid shut and the MAX train left the intersection on the green traffic signal.
And here's Merriam Webster online's take on busker:
Etymology: busk, probably from Italian buscare to procure, gain, from Spanish buscar to look for
chiefly British : a person who entertains in a public place for donations