Monday, September 30, 2013

The OM Man


When I was in Rockville there was a man referred to as the "OM Man". He was aloof in nature, unkempt. Here and there he would shoot pool, but more often he would just sit under a tree chanting the holy syllable, hence his nickname. 

The winter after I arrived in Rockville the OM Man jumped in front of a metro train at the Rockville station. 

I wonder who he was, where he was from. Why was he in Rockville?What did he do aside from chant? When did he learn to chant and from who and why?

His rhythm affected my own. I wonder who will be affected by my rhythm when I leave.