this passing hurts.
When I was in San Francisco on a visit in 82 I of course made my way to city lights bookstore and spent some time looking at books. Afterwards I went to a coffee shop nearby for something to eat. I noticed someone near me reading the new york times, which I thought a little odd, being in San Francisco but then I heard the waitress ask "can I get you anything else Mr. Ferlinghetti." Wish I had spoken to him, but what would I have said.