Clarence

Posted by Write In My Journal on September 27th, 2008 filed in Artist, Man, Student

When I saw Clarence get on the train (why is it I always meet people on the train? I need to get out more) I immediately thought “artist”. He was carrying what I assumed was white foam core, wrapped carefully in plastic Target shopping bags to prevent the rain outside from spotting his canvas.

When I approached him about writing in my journal, he seemed hesitant and skeptical. After a little persuading he began to write. When he finished he apologized for not having time to “get deeper”. I think he was finally getting into it when his stop came. He declined to have his picture taken.

“I’m Clarence. I was born & raised in the Rocky Mountains of Western Montana. Some things I like are music, art, fly fishing & camping. I moved down here to Salt Lake earlier this summer to attend the University of Utah in working towards a degree in graphic design. I love art, it’s my life and I couldn’t imagine doing anything but it. Although I wish graphic design to be my career, music is my passion! I don’t know what the world would be without good music. So…here are the things you’ve learned about Clarence (and don’t you ever forget them!). He likes art and music a lot.”

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3 Responses to “Clarence”

  1. Fit Bottomed Girls Says:

    It does sound like he was just warming up…and I’m always amazed by how long the entries look on paper, but once typed out they look short. Just an observation. lol.

  2. Margi Says:

    I love these journal entries. You ask why you always meet people on the train – at least you’re meeting people! I’m not meeting many people lately; I think it’s time to pick my head up and start paying more attention.

    Thanks for doing this. It’s just so cool.

  3. Mark Vice Says:

    I love it!