Since the weather has turned cold here in NYC, one sees many more homeless walking the streets, sleeping against grates, going from car to car on the subway. There have been campaigns to give money, not give money, get people off the streets and out of the park at night. I've given up trying to figure out who really needs that extra buck- that seems kind of miserly- doesn't it? The person who babbles like they are nuts, the one who thinks they can sing, the woman who has been out of work for the last decade and supporting those kids she says she has- everyone has a different speech but the same need- a roof under their heads and a hot meal. So I give what I have in my pocket, sometimes coins, sometimes bills, sometimes food, but always a look in the eye to show respect. We have to see each other there- really see each other- if there is going to be a better day tomorrow.
It's the ones who sit with their heads down- not saying a word that bother me the most. But for the grace......
Be the love you seek.