(idea from crazy hair after shampoo)
(c) 2012 Bonnie Watson
“Bo” is about a hobo who stops to rest outside an apartment complex where a single mother and daughter live. The daughter is around 6-7 years-old and befriends the scruffy-haired man. While the mother isn’t too pleased that her daughter is talking to a stranger on the street, the hobo has something to teach them both about the way people look down on poor people like himself.
There’s magic to the old man’s words, and in them the two begin to view life in a very different way while still keeping in mind that hidden dangers linger in the disguise of make-shift poor people who try to get money. It may be that the mother was swindled of money before, and doesn’t trust anyone now.
“Sure, there’re people out there to be leery of. But I’m not one of ’em.” – Bo
Bo never asks for anything from the two. Instead, he weaves a tale of self-made history that leaves them wondering who this man really is and where he came from.
Bo is about the good at heart, who shows us that love, friendship, and kindness can be found in the simplest of things. He teaches us to pay attention to the people in our lives now, and not after their gone.
When Bo gets ready to leave, the woman actually wants him to stay. Of course, Bo must finish his journey–that of helping others believe….