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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Majorca Flats -- 89

Homeless, by Thomas Bush Kennington
My dad threw me out of the house. I lived on the street for a while.”
Jesus. Was it hard?”
That's a fucking stupid thing to say.” Keith seemed quite calm, but his tone and demeanour were very intense – stiff and cold.
Jeez, yes, you're right. It was a naff thing to say. Sorry.”
'Sokay. And yes it was hard. I … I was a rent boy for a while. And …” Keith looked away, unable to meet Jason's gaze, “ … it was Tom who took me in.” He looked directly at Jason, daring him to make something of it.
Tom's kind, then?” Jason felt like a fool. He couldn't think of anything intelligent or useful to say.
Yes. He is. His manner, sometimes, you know, people think he's rude and off-hand, but he gets a lot of wankers in there and they treat him badly, so ...”
“ … so he's developed a way to deal with them?”
Yeah. 'zactly.”

[Painting from National Gallery of Victoria]

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