I’ve needed a keyboard stand for ages. I knew not to buy one because sooner or later I would find one discarded on a Hoboken sidewalk. Strolling in the sun the other afternoon I saw it, just as I knew I would, across the street and sitting by a pile of trash bags.
Another older gentleman had just grabbed a small lamp from the same pile as I crossed the street to nab the stand. He saw me and smiled. ”I’ve needed a lamp just like this!” he said. I laughed, “Yeah, I’ve needed a stand just like this! It’s funny that we both found exactly what we’ve been looking for.”
It got me wondering if this was some sort of mystical trash pile, providing passers by with their heart’s desire, but at what price?
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