The Noise & The Voice

Hunt & Peck Parable #4 of 31

A cacophony of sounds — car engines and horns, an ambulance siren, birds, human voices, an airplane overhead, a dog barking; more.

All he hears is the voice of a man, dead some twenty years but still singing, traveling along the wires up to his ears as he walks along the busy Manhattan street.

Looking down at the screen of the cell phone he sees a painting of a man, wearing a dark grey hat with a wide striped band and a broad smile, teeth very white, on a purple background.