One legged men and walls

There is a young one-legged man whose athelticism is extraordinary. In one well-practiced movement he leans his crutch against the fence of Devon House park, near the crossing of Trafalgar and Hope Road. He usually tries to wash windscreens. Anyway, in one swoop he leans his crutch against the fence, grabs the top of the fence, well above his shoulders, leaps over the fence, pushing off with his one leg, lands on the other side in an elegant arc and grabs his crutch.


Diary Friday 12th July 1996: A man is leaning against a wall. His head was leaning against the wall and so were his crutches. He was facing the wall. I wanted to thingk he was depserate. But this is the way a one-legged man peas against a wall.