|Carlos Ochoa shows off his beer goggles on a bench in the Parque Santander.|
He joined the military - but got kicked out 'for being a tramp and a partyer.'
The following decades, he worked as a security guard and in construction.
Now he camps out somewhere in Bogotá's Cerros Orientales, but usually spends his days in and around La Candelaria, where he loves to talk, usually about himself.
He also enjoys dancing, altho he now walks with a cane, participating in street marches and listening to music in the street. Today, he was proud of his newest possession - a pair of cardboard beer goggles.
|Carlos talks with a neighbor who was searching |
for her brother, who is living in the street. Carlos
later told me he'd met the man and that he was
using drugs and didn't want help.
But in a world in which adulthood sometimes seems synonymous with cynicism and resignation, is there anything wrong with that?
Carlos is clearly having fun.
|Carlos Ochoa shows his moves on Ave. Septima.|