He sits up high on this pedestal in the middle of Tavistock Square, legs crossed, eyes slightly shut and head somewhat bent. I have been observing him since I arrived in the UK. Is it strange that anyone would want to observe this guy? Not at all! There is so much activity around him as he sits motionless and that makes him an interesting case study.
From his vantage point he can see most of the entrances and it makes me wonder whether he is providing security for the square. One may wonder how could that be since his eyes are slightly shut, head somewhat bowed and he’s seems to be in very deep thought?
What could he be thinking about? Is he tired of the area? Is he bothered by his visitors? Does he want visitors to stop taking photos of him? Yes, he does have visitors. They come on a regular basis. The sad thing is, I am one of his visitors although I have no idea who he is. There is a bench opposite from where he is sitting, and some of them would sit and stare at him, while others speak to him. Can you believe this? The number of visitors he has in a day could be more than some hospital patients will ever have in a month? He must have been a celebrity?
Today must be his birthday! I passed and noticed that he had received several bouquets of flowers. Can you believe this? Flowers! These were not homemade bouquets, or flowers picked by the road side. They were bouquets from the floral shops, all nicely wrapped. What is he doing with flowers? The flowers he got today would be more than some ladies would receive in their life time. This guy must have been someone special? Why would he be getting all this attention?
Can someone tell me who this guy was?