LIFE | Hasidic Graffiti Gentleman
—Just wanna take some pics with graffitis.
—Then go around to the back of the building ~ There're BETTER ones: giant pugs! You might like them.
—I'll go take a look, thank you!
—Good luck! "
The twilight was fading, I was setting up my tripot for some graffiti-selfies. Then came this enthusiastic Jewish gentleman greeting from my back.
If I hadn't been in a hurry to take photos and hurry up, I would like to chat more with him who takes the initiative to chat...... Well, maybe there is no need to force the fate.
While I was writing the column #CalepinBen in Journal Métro, I was fortunate enough to meet immigrants from many different cultural backgrounds and chat about some of their dreams and life situations. However, there are few opportunities to communicate with Hasidic Jews. Once I sketched a Hasidic young man crossing the traffic lights at Mile End. He was very interested in my drawing, but refused some further conversation.
Perhaps beside all differences in external "labels" and lifestyles, human nature is actually the same, so things that seem mysterious may actually be no different after a deeper understanding.
Gonna check out a documentary < One of Us > to get to know more about the community.
There are also some sketches from before. I quite like their big hats.
Hasidic Cellphone Fan - Métro Montréal - Métro De La Savane
听说有部相关纪录片《One of Us》(非我族类，2017)，有机会找来看看。
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