“You listen to people so that you can imagine them, and you hear all the terrible and wonderful things people do to themselves and to one another, but in the end the listening exposes you even more than it exposes the people you’re trying to listen to.” ― John Green,
A few months ago when the weather was a tad warmer I noticed this fellow huffing and puffing and struggling to perform repairs to a cement walled structure outside a bottle return depot.
His male helper had left the area a short time earlier and he was trying desperately to not only climb a nearby wooden ladder but also single-handedly hoist a heavy plank off the ground.
His total concentration and commitment to the task caused him to forgo concerns of propriety and decorum and focus all his efforts on job completion. — gc