Day 128 – Not Feelin It

There he is….standing on the median strip with a cardboard sign.  He looks tired, beat down, shamed and shunned.  He is about 60 years old but he seems much older.  Hardened.  I pull up to the stoplight on my way home from work.  I am the only car at the light…But he doesn’t look my way.  He doesn’t try to make eye contact and I am watching him.  I pull out my wallet and see what is in it today.  I have seven dollars.  A five and two singles.  I would love to give more but we are kind of hurting for cash this month.  I pull out the five and open my window.  “Hey man…”  I say loudly…he scurries over.  “Thank you so much….I really need it right now” he says.  This doesn’t seem like a standard response…I feel like he really does need it.  Instead of staying on the median strip and looking for more cars to stop and give him money he heads off in the direction of Burger King.  Damn.  I wish I could help more.  Sometimes the world just seems so beat down.

I don’t feel all that great today.  In fact I feel downright shitty.  My head hurts.  My medication makes my stomach hurt…like there are shards of glass in there.  And I really really don’t want to be in my studio paintings tonight.  So I am turning this painting in.  It is a little comical….But I just can’t be in here right now.  Sorry.  Tomorrow is a new day.  We will see what happens.  Take care.


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My name is Joshua Coffy and I am an artist living in San Francisco. You can see my art at as well. Thanks for your time.
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4 Responses to Day 128 – Not Feelin It

  1. Olivia Baker says:

    Joshy, you have the biggest heart of anyone I know, this project proves that! I truely hope you feel better…

    • giftprolific says:

      Thanks Olivia, I slept most of it off. It is nice of you to say that. I feel so lucky to have reconnected with you. Thanks for supporting me and putting up with me. LOL. Talk to you soon.

  2. Anonymous says:

    must stop the stress, it will hurt you if you don’t……….

    • giftprolific says:

      Good one Mom. It isn’t stress so much as physical pain caused by my meds. I am feeling way less stressed out most of the time these days. Now if only I could find a way to not be in pain most days…

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