Every time we go to the Centre Bourse, there is a man sitting outside, on the steps, asking people for money. Being from NYC, we just ignore him, but the French take time to talk to him. We see people...men, women, kids (one even kissed his cheek), sitting down and chatting with the man. One woman the other day apologized to him in a very kind way for not having any money to give him.
Today, he was actually inside the Centre Bourse at the Cafe.
We are intrigued by this man. Is he homeless? Is he wise and that is why people stop to talk? Is he magical?
What do people talk to him about?