I made an icon for the blog from an over-sharpened portion of this larger image.
He is often seen protesting on Michigan Avenue near Ohio Street in Chicago. Usually he walks from one corner or street side to another and on occasion announces his critique about Russian politics. Nobody pays attention to the fruitless effort.
What keeps him going? Does it transport him thirty years back, fighting as a youth with his new loudspeaker for freedom from the Refuzniks? Did the Soviet Police break his loudspeaker or was it damaged during immigration?
Maybe my writings into the deep abyss are nearly as fruitless as his aged protestation. Still, what is the purpose of both of our efforts? Simple enjoyment.