As Sydney Carton, Esquire walked down the busy street, knowing he was late for an important meeting, his eye fell upon one of those unfortunate, homeless vagabonds that are found in every city these days.
He saw a person who was wearing what can only be describes as rags, carrying every worldly possession in two plastic bags. His heart was touched by this person's condition.
Some people turned to stare. Others quickly looked away as if the sight would somehow contaminate them.
Recalling some long ago Sunday School admonition to "care for the sick, feed the hungry and clothe the naked," he was moved by some powerful inner urge to reach out to this unfortunate person.
Yes, where some people saw only rags, he saw a hidden beauty. A small voice inside his head called out, "Reach out, reach out!"
So he did...
He gets out of the hospital in about 3 months. It would be nice to get a card or maybe a visitor.