"Keep Portland Weird" is a phrase you here all the time and you see it as bumper stickers on cars. The city has big signs boasting its new slogan as well. Last Friday while I was off work and standing in the drive pruning a magnolia tree ,a young man on a bicycle went by and turned up the street in front of Menagerie Manor. We get lots of people on bikes so nothing out of the ordinary here right? Except this young man had not a stitch of clothing on him...that's right, starkers! I stood in amazement as he pedaled his way up the street which dead ends at the middle school. In a few minutes he was back coming down the street towards me and this time he stopped two houses away from me, got off his bike and stood in front of neighbor Ann's house smelling the blooms on her large smoke tree. Then he crossed the street to the "Librarian's" house and rummaged through the books in the book post before pedaling off once again. Good God this city is weird!
I just had my flip phone but took these poor photo's for proof.
|Not finding any books to his liking in the book box.|
|Back on his bike and heading off in the sunshine.|