In 2009, David Breaux began standing at Third and C streets to ask passers-by to define compassion, and to write their definition in his notebook. As 2013 ends, he’s still at it, having collected 10,000 definitions, about a third of which have been gathered into a book. A bench — built with donations of money, material and effort — commemorates his vigil at the corner.
Breaux first appeared on “Davisville” in June 2010. In the current edition of the KDRT program, he discusses why he has continued, what he has learned, a memorable definition of compassion from a parent, and his plans for 2014.
They include a 12-city “compassion tour” that would take him out of town for a year starting in the summer, but he says he’d return to Davis.
“Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs on KDRT, 95.7 FM, at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 a.m. Saturdays. The program with Breaux debuted Monday and will be broadcast through Dec. 21. It is also available in the KDRT archives at http://kdrt.org/node/13446.