It occurred to me this morning that Catbird doesn't think for an instant what other people think about his song. He just sings. For me busking is a personal act of resistance. It is a stand in the context of voices and ideas that could distract me from doing something I love; Ideas that want me to think I am too old or not good enough, or want me to worry about what people might think.
Catbird is a teacher for me. He is a beacon of being in a world of judgment and doubt. When I play in the street today I will be thinking of Catbird and doing my best to resist the distractions that would pull me down.