Today, I'm going to tell you about my new friend. I met him when I first moved to Montreal. It wasn't the first day, although he could have been around and maybe I just didn't notice. I call him Marvin, because he looks like a Marvin what with his shiny blue-black coat of feathers and his chipped beak that seems to be slightly askew. If Marvin were a human, I think he'd be one of those boxers from Brooklyn, tough, with slick dark hair, a crooked nose and a smart mouth. You'd never mess with him on the street, but those that know him know that beyond the tough exterior, right behind those soulful dark eyes, is a sweet, kind fella. Well, that's Marvin in human form.
Anyway, after a few days being here, I started noticing him. He just seemed to be everywhere I was. When I came outside, he was there, milling about my building. Cross the street over to the grocery store and he makes his way there. The only time I don't see him is when I'm in the Metro station, or generally inside anywhere. I didn't start feeding him until this morning. I decided I'd leave some peanuts out for him. I'll check later to see if he ate them.
Someday, maybe I'll paint Marvin; maybe that's what he's after. Everyone wants to be famous, right?