|Roddy Bonniman (occupycatacombs) wrote in yegods,|
@ 2012-07-17 15:57:00
|Entry tags:||!log, hector campbell, rodion bonniman|
WHO Hector Campbell and Roddy Bonniman
WHERE A Park
WHEN July 17th, afternoon
SUMMARY Dog walking and getting to know each other
Now that the weather had returned to warm, but humanly bearable temperatures, Roddy didn't mind getting out a bit more and walking Yulia. Who was still large and hairy and thought the heat was pretty annoying, but loved her regal walkies. Roddy was even feeling more sociable, after what felt like months of either being unbearably hot or getting people to confess at him. It had not been a big month for socializing, but Roddy thought that might be changing, and so wanted to take advantage of that. And he didn't really know Hector that well, but they had a mutual friend in Felix, had gone to Belize, and Roddy knew he had a dog. Or maybe a few. So Roddy had extended the hand of friendship and asked Hector if he and his dogs might like to go for walkies with Roddy and Yulia.
And maybe have his picture taken. Roddy did have his camera around his neck, not his best one but it was sufficient. He didn't think this project with Brady really needed clarity in the photographs. Roddy had spent the heat looking through his photos, and even some film from six years ago, and found pictures of soldiers that were as clear in the photographs as they were in Roddy's memory. He had even taken a few of himself, but he looked hot and miserable in all of them and thrown them out. He'd try again later.
What he needed, he thought, was pictures of friends now. Death and sacrifice then, and friends now. Roddy liked that idea. True, he and Hector didn't really know one another, but one of the points of this walk was to change that. Also... well if Roddy took pictures of a few of Felix's friends, it wouldn't be so weird to ask to take pictures of Felix's cute roommates. He was taking pictures of lots of people. Some of them were bound to be cute.
"I don't even know how long you've been in New York," Roddy said, walking along through the park, not having brought up why he had a camera yet, just trying to get to know the taller man a bit first.