Monday, August 27, 2007
Once I was on the subway and there was a Hasidic Jew sitting nearby. He had a beard and long ringlets hanging over his ears. He was wearing a black hat, black pants and a white shirt. He was reading the Torah in Hebrew.
But I remember him because he was also wearing a round, red clown nose.
At first I thought: Maybe he is tired of people staring at him because he is Hasidic and wants to raise the bar a little. Make them a little uncomfortable for staring.
Maybe he rebelling from his traditional culture.
Maybe he likes the round, red clown nose.
I'm not sure why he wore it. But I like that he did. I was thinking about him yesterday when I was writing about the freedom to be a nut in huge groups of strangers.
If you were going to use the masses to your advantage and be an anonymous nut, what would you do?
Get in touch with your inner nut and let me know what he/she says.
This could be fun.
Posted by Dave at 8:41 AM