For my Canada Day Monday day off I had a walk in Mile End and a coffee break sketch at Starbucks. I was on one side of the window, this guy on the other. His shopping cart of possessions was piled high near the curb. He made himself busy going to and fro, at one point pulling out his keyboard (I wonder if it still works).
At first, there was a woman sitting at this table. She actually stayed quite a while as he invited himself to her table and started to serenade her. When she was done with her coffee and left, he continued with his composition. Eventually, he pulled from his cart a large pile of dog-eared papers so he could write down a few notes. (I'm not sure if he used a pen, mind you.)
And as I was finishing this sketch, he picked up his things and made himself busy with his cart.