My Family is Right Here

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Barbara, 1948-

“These are my real friends, they never let me go hungry. Before, I didn’t have that, but now I know where I can go.”

A person I admire? Sen-Sen, the lady who works at the store across the street. She didn’t give up on me. She opened me up to church. She would give me gifts on my birthday, I never got gifts for my birthday before. Read more »

Lyn, Mama Dallas

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Lyn, 1953-

“All we want is to be left alone.”

Happiest on the Street

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Barbara*, 1939-

“As happy as I have been on the street, parts of me get obliterated, and most people just don’t hear it. I thought you wouldn’t, either.”

I’ll tell you, I have never been happier in my life. I sleep outside, and still feel the happiest I have ever felt. I am freer, not free; you know, one of Trungpa’s books was The Myth of Freedom, you are never really free. It is hard being on the street, but harder to be trapped inside with too many rules. Read more »

Missed Connection

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James, 1962-

“I was creating too many problems in my mind about the relationship, and that was inhibiting me.”

Biggest regret? I guess not pursuing a relationship with this one girl. We had a very good rapport. She was a waitress at a restaurant I used to go to; I worked there before as a dish washer Read more »