“I’ve learned in my life that it’s important to be able to step outside your comfort zone and be challenged with something you’re not familiar or accustomed to. That challenge will allow you to see what you can do.” — J. R. Martinez
This is the fourth installment of a five-part series illustrating one man’s determined efforts to transport his personal possessions from one location to another.
As the afternoon wore on I noticed that this month-end-mover varied his plans to include repairing a bicycle wheel that may have had a flat tire or a few bent spokes as a result of the uneven terrain.
He spent one hour of his time inspecting the tire from the cycle chassis and examining both the tire’s insert tube and a good number of the wheels spokes.
After this time he walked away from the scene and took a much-needed stretch on a nearby street corner. He stood on the corner looking up and down the street. I assumed he was looking for a friend to rescue him from this situation.
Ten minutes later he returned to his impromptu work station and continued sorting his possessions and shading himself from the bright afternoon sunlight.
A number of curious pedestrians passing by his location asked him if he needed any help. He thanked them for their concern and waved them on. He seemed to be in control of the situation.
( tomorrow: final installment )