The Australian edition of The Big Issue has just published Waist Deep, a story about the ebb and flow of friendships, and about finding a sense of belonging.
Here’s an excerpt:
I had no place here, I told myself again. I’m an impostor, here for the benefit of my own selfish curiosity. But now standing knee deep, my feet had settled into the wet sand. I couldn’t walk away now and pretend I was just a passer-by who had happened upon a private ceremony in a public place. And I wanted to be here: for Artie Davis, a man I’d never met. And for his son Bluey, a man I hardly knew.
The full story is in edition 371 (4 – 17 January 2011) of The Big Issue, and also below: