Image by Christine Renney 2015
When I spoke with Daniel he told me that he had been homeless for some six weeks – I didn’t say anything but I have noticed that this the time period so many homeless people give. I think it is because they do not want me to feel that they are no-hopers, that they haven’t tried hard enough, that if they tell me they have been on the streets for months I will believe them to be useless. And of course, to tell me would be to tell themselves, over and over again.
9 thoughts on “DANIEL FROM EVERYWHERE AND LIVES NOWHERE”
It breaks my heart. No wonder they say something like that. They’ve gotta do something so their hearts aren’t broken either. I can’t even imagine how tough and dehumanising this must be.
That is is exactly and like I said to Chris, there go we.
An excellent, soul-capturing shot, Chris, which tells a tragic story.
I am drawn to the downtrodden – there’s a hair’s breadth between us.
That is very true.
My nickname at work used to be Trotsky. Well, better that than some I can think of.
Not too bad at all, I think!
This is so sad to see another human-being living like this when there is so much wealth in this world.
There is little I can do except spend a little time acknowledging the person, talking to them if they wish to converse and to help with some money for whatever gets them through the night. Many people say that I should buy food etc but how can I dictate to them. Their choices are so limited anyway.