Mrs. Scribe told Yoshio's story last month, & followed up with this post. Above is a portrait of Yoshio captured by a professional photog named Thomas Michael Corcoran. To view more of Corcoran's work, Click Here.
Corcoran posted this expressive snap on his site January 10, along with this explanation: "When I was in College I used to go to the little park next to school. Sometimes I would try to talk to this homeless man. (He is holding my business card in this picture.) To communicate, sometimes I would sing a Japanese nursery rhyme my sister Gina taught me when I was a baby. Little did I know that was Yoshio Nakada's preferred method of communication." Corcoran then posted a link to The Washington Post story about Yoshio's death.
Ella Numera Una met Yoshio during a summer internship last year. That child learned more during a 3-month volunteer assignment at Miriam's Kitchen than in all of her 3+ years of college combined!
The DC Police have not yet solved the case, but they're offering a reward for info leading to an arrest. If you'd like more info on how you can help folks like Yoshio thru Miriam's Kitchen, please Click Here.
Playing along today, butofcourse, with Candid Carrie & her Friday Foto Finish Fiesta...Fx4 is one of the places to view Superior Snaps each week. The other being, natch, The Scholastic Scribe's Silly Sunday Sweepstakes...Sx3, for short.