you can sing

please sing

 

At a table in a mountain town diner, a man set his jacket over the back of his chair and announced, today’s my birthday! The waitress scurried over to receive his excitement. “Oh we’ll have to sing to you then, won’t we!” Gruff, he answers with a “No no don’t embarrass an old man like that!” The waitress, quick to relieve herself of her self-assigned duty, gives a saucy  “Well, we’ll spare ya this time” and moves on.

 

As she walks away, he calls out “You can sing. Please sing.” The desperation in his voice was impossible to miss.

 

Tillie’s Diner

Anaconda, Montana

2020

 

You Can Sing

$38.00Price
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  • Clothing inspired by overheard conversations.

    Each garment is representative of the outfit of the original speaker. Their words have been hand printed on the item in durable oil-based ink with the goal of inspiring empathy and curiosity. More pieces added daily.

megan constance altieri

artist & author | grand rapids, mi

2021