Harris Riverfront Park
Huntington, West Virginia
I had some business in Huntington (bicycle problems again), and so made a detour to the riverfront park to view the water. We have a lot of homeless folks there right now, looks like they were spaced about one per bench. Along comes a policeman on his mountain-bike (wish I had his wheels and tires rather than mine!). He slowly rides through, smiles and politely speaks to a homeless lady and asks how she's doing today. Rides a bit further, speaks to me politely before moving on. I'm thinking I wish there was a way to capture this in a photograph, the homeless being treated with dignity and as a human being, but there is not a way to show it and it doesn't show at all in this writing. It was the "way" in which he greeted the lady, in a way that conveyed that he really meant it. I turned around and photographed this path, it was a lovely morning.