I’ve made a habit during the last month of going to Zuccotti Park the last three Saturdays and last Saturday was no different. The only thing was different was the fact that I was by myself. I took a lot of pictures, listened to a lot of music, and chatted with people from different backgrounds. The vibe down there is still incredibly inspiring, and 99% of the people are warm and welcoming. Introductions to strangers are made right and left.
Upon entering the park I met a college student from Massachusetts (whose name I forget unfortunately) and a soon-to-be-graduate student at the New School named Johnny. They were both totally cool. They’d met on the bus down here and they both asked me questions about the occupation that I answered to the best of my ability. We were approached by a professor from the University of Toronto and asked to take a 10-minute survey for a study that she was doing on the emotional reactions to political protests. I stayed down for about 3 hours and then headed back uptown. I fully intend to go back next week, and every weekend until they’ve accomplished their goal(s). Here are a few of my favorite pictures from yesterday.
And this is the guy Johnny that I was talking to: