Meet Alfons.
I know nothing about him,
except that he makes us happy
every time we see him
at the Farmer’s Market.

He’s a one man band,
playing guitar, harmonica
and a foot pedal to keep the beat.
He sits there
while the sun beats down,
playing every song with such passion
that we can’t help but stop
and sing and clap along.
Alfons sets out little instruments
so kids can join his street corner band,
and he leans back with a big,
hearty laugh
whenever they join in.
And you just can’t help
but grin and giggle and dance along
to the sound and sight
of joy in the making.