Sprawled on the footpath, with all his belongings scattered artfully, as if marking his territory, the old man stared at the passerby defiantly like he was challenging them.
There was that peculiar scent around him that we find around people who had infrequent access to hygiene facilities and people were giving him a wide berth!
A young woman approached him with a package in her hand and offered it to him without saying anything.
He took it keenly and opened it too find a sandwich, fresh made and aromatically appetizing.
Grateful eyes turned towards his benefactor, but no words of thanks were uttered.
She understood the unsaid message for she was once like him before she found her shelter.