OK, it's getting late and I should be getting ready to roll up to Scotland tomorrow... but I've been playing Alicia Keys' version of 'Empire York State of Mind' as I tap away at the computer - and suddenly remembered this kid.
I had been photographing at a New York street market (OK - not quite following the WPO 'Diner on the edge...' brief) and stopped to hang out for a coffee in a streetside deli. This young guy came up and was looking at my cameras and I took a couple of pictures of him before he wandered off.
He left me sitting by the window watching the night shoppers go by... then suddenly he reappeared walking past the shop - I instinctively raised the camera and....
"Grew up in a town,
That is famous as a place of movie scenes
Noise is always loud
There are sirens all around
And the streets are mean
If I could make it here
I could make it anywhere..."
And I wonder what story Geoff could tell about this moment...