A man sits on a straight-back chair at a heavy table near a bare light in an otherwise dark room. A man sits there alone in tattered clothes and unkempt hair, with green-yellow teeth. He neither smiles nor frowns. He scarcely breathes.
A man sits at the table alone because once he let himself offer an opinion on a matter he could not influence in any way.
Opinions expressed here are my own, not those of the church I serve or any other person.