Paul sits on his blanket in the park, drinking
an avocado kale protein shake. A nearby girl is
wearing a Sonic Youth T-shirt that is identical
to his own. He makes eye contact and attempts a
personal connection. The face of the girl wears
a neutral expression. He picks up his blanket
and smartly executes a tri-corner fold. He walks
to another part of the park. He puts his blanket
on the ground. He considers the avocados in his
protein shake, wondering if they are fair trade.
The T-shirt was probably her boyfriend's, Paul
reflects. It looked a little big. He thinks of
small hands picking fruit in Paraguay.