I was smitten when I saw two friends standing between this photograph at a small party that josh had for receiving accolades for his work. Who is josh? He is a math professor, my old spin neighbor while his partner taught the class, and science fiction writer. it was complete luck that i ran into him on the street that day...
Who is Elvis? The one most of us know is the king of rock and roll, whose legacy with the sometimes bizarre; alien behavior of impersonators, had me go, “I have to keep going with live entertainment, it is so weird that it feels normal, whereas normal, feels bizarre to me.”
The man in the photo is also “Elvis.” I have to go wander the streets of this town and try to locate him. While it would be cool to take his photo, as I honestly thought he was some character from a western movie from the image – his story is of a man – that wanders the local community who had a tragedy of a fire burning up all his possessions, including his beloved toy pistols he would wear around the new York town with his cowboy hat.
“I don’t know if it would be safe for him to carry toy guns around anymore. Do you think he would go for light sabers?”
The people in earshot probably thought I was making a joke, but I was not. There are some things that just fit like peanut butter and chocolate. Elvis might not be able to wander around with his toy 6 shooters (I would worry about his actual safety and someone getting confused and shooting him) but some kick ass light sabers, perhaps if I made him a large version of a toy we invented years ago, he could go down the streets and dazzle the folks, put a smile on their faces, and keep on his too.
Hmm…I have to buy a truckload of some bulbs here…. why not?
Anyone know how you holster light sabers?
* some of you might think this odd, "why make toys for a guy named elvis, that is stupid!" the best answer i can give is, "i know how to, and i have a sneaky feeling it would bring some life back into another humans life after his loss." yes, i could be wrong, but usually...the heart is right.