It was Christmas time again. 2015
In Poocketz tradition I panhandled and was given a beautiful 6 foot tree by a kind owner of a tree-lot. He strapped the tree on top of my car and I drove away thankfully and triumphantly. I found antique ornaments in Good Will. Several of our young men helped erect the tree on the dunes. The open trunk of my car held trays of snacks, it was our buffet. We had a feeling of warmth and and belonging.
The next morning we found the tree vandalized and demolished…….AND SO goes the life of a homeless man.
Lisa, you reach out with your lens so tenderly and the world responds.
-Sister Soami De Lux-
I observed Rusty for some time. We used to exchange greetings and a few words here and there, and I became aware of his sharp intellect and his straight forwardness. I found out that he authored a book titled “ The Adventures of a Street Dog in France.”
Unfortunately the publisher had applied the wrong option (flagged), go to site. After a brief period the error was corrected.
But now Rusty’s path took him to working as a cook and he was forced to camp in the streets of Honolulu
and in San Diego. Presently he is writing a synopsis: ”The Working of this Society.”
I read every word, studied every picture, so moved
by your passion, love, and compassion, kindness, and caring
for these addicted and struggling beings! I know that
your involvement, touched them, and made an impact for the
better and you clearly have helped humanize them to others
who see your work. Love is uplifting to those who
love, and to those loved, and those who see it.
project is about love and compassion and a great antidote
to the quick judgements that most people make about the
homeless, judgements that absolve them from seeing or caring
about these human beings. A great body of loving
“work!!” You are inspiring!
I love you and so love your courage, creativity,
and willingness to make a difference in the lives of the
shunned and misfortunate.
Thank you for your project and for sharing it with
me, it is very powerful!