1/ John was a different kind of roommate…not totally weird but not at all afraid to be wholly himself, to let out his own barbarian ‘yawp’ at the world whenever it needed to be let out - or whenever he the felt like the world needed to hear a good ‘yawp.’
Not yawping for the sake of attention, because he knew the eye of the world was blind. More to say, ‘hey, world, I see what you’re up to there, whether you turn your blind eye to me or not. Nice trick, but I see it.’ And so John would yawp and yawp as the world turned its little tricks on the street below our room. That room, by the way, enjoyed great views, interior and exterior.