Where I live there are a number of homeless and helpless.
I suppose it is because of the weather here.
They spend a lot of time during the day downtown.
I go there about once a week to browse the thrift store for collectibles that people give them.
I started noticing a hispanic man there.
He was one of the most poorly dressed individuals I have ever seen.
His jeans were just a torn mess and he was wearing a fleece hoodie.
But he was not begging but just standing there watching people walk by.
He always had the hood up so you could only see his eyes.
I saw him for a month just standing in the same place watching people.
It got to me because I was very short on bucks at this period.
I started thinking,"what if Jesus came back and looked liked this guy?Would anybody even give him the time of day?.
I decided I was going to go back and look for him,buy at a couple decent jeans socks etc and a small back pack(from the thrift stores) maybe some
better shoes and other things.
When I went back he was not there and I have been back a few times.
Sadly there is a railroad that runs along the beach here in this town.
There has been many people hit by trains and their just walking down the tracks away from the train.
A lot of homeless use this way to end their miserable lives.
Never see it coming and it is quick.
I feel sorry for those engineers blowing their horns.
It can't be good seeing people doing that.
If our economy craps out any further you may be seeing more.
edit on 22-4-2011 by IamJustanAmerican because: (no reason given)