Khalid Hussain (khalid_hussain) wrote,
Khalid Hussain

Whole Foods Nod

I was at a Whole Foods in a Connecticut suburb with my partner and his sister this weekend. As we were checking out, I noticed a young man sitting at a table in the dining area. His eyes were half closed and his jaw was slack. At first I thought he might have had cerebral palsy or something. Then I noticed that there was a young woman with him who was urgently trying to get him to press a napkin to her upper arm. Their complexion looked ruddy, probably from sun exposure, possibly combined with poor hygiene. I noticed that they both had backpacks on the table. Pretty soon it occurred to me that they might be junkies, possibly homeless or maybe wandering around, hitchhiking or something: he nodding out and she trying to get him to blot some blood from an injection site. Lovely.

Not something I expected to see at a pretentious, suburban, "upscale" mall.

Om Krim Kalyai Namaha,


  • Nedjelja 15 Ševval 1441

    I have begun reading a book by the workshop presenter I mentioned in the last post. This is something I had purchased for myself in late 2018 with…

  • Subota 7 Ševval 1441

    Last Saturday I participated in an online workshop on dreams and astrology. Participants were encouraged to bring a dream (recent or from the past)…

  • Četvrtak 21 Ramazan 1441

    Just a quick insight before it starts to recede from conscious awareness: My relationship to music seems to be more lunar than solar. (I just…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded