ON THE BACK BURNER

Dec.21

I think that I can spot a Homeless person here in Venice. I understand that there is a colony of Homeless people near by, but I more often think I can spot them walking or riding their bicycles near my condo. I have a few favorites. There is one guy that I see almost every day. He lives someplace , maybe with someone who takes care of him. I see him playing an air guitar as he waits for traffic. He has a beard and about every few months he either has it trimmed or shaved off. He is a good looking man. Then I think I recognize some Homeless people by their back packs and bicycles. I am always surprised that they look clean and appropriate dressed. I don't see the negatives that people bring up about the Homeless.I live near the Salvation Army and I know that on a certain day of the week, food is distributed .  I can see people walking toward Colonia with bags of food. When I read the police reports in our local paper, the addresses of the people mentioned,  are often around Colonia. I write the word Homeless with a capital H, as a sign of respect. Homeless people need to be recognized, they are not invisible and this is my way of acknowledging this.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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