He was sitting next to a Walmart sign in Nashville listening to reggae music. The music was quiet and mellow. He had a red light on his head so that motorist would be able to see him properly at night.
"You know, most people don't make it as long as I have on the street," he said after telling me that he is 60. I handed him a new sleeping bag and he hugged it tightly while saying, "This is a blessing."
In case you are curios about his choice of music, reggae originated in Jamaica in the late 1960's. Some call reggae Gods music or the Kings music. In Latin regi means "to the king."