Nancy’s Pool House | Chesapeake Bay, USA - Via
THIS IS SERIOUSLY WHAT MY DREAMS ARE MADE OUT OF. Omg it’s not fair!
“Please, tell me something about yourself—do you have any family, how long have you been homeless…?”
“My father died. I have no other family. I’ve been homeless about 13 years now. I had a place at one time, and I got, you know…I had some money in a checking account, I was in the hospital, I had no one to send the checks…then the landlord, he was a small guy, came with another man, tried to get into my place…I wouldn’t let them…I got evicted.”
“Can you get a place through Section 8?”
“I could’ve gotten a place through Section 8, but I missed an appointment with a lady who was going to interview me. Now I have to wait from the beginning. And then… they take away one third of your Social Security…that would leave me with $400 for the month.
You know , people are always telling you what to do…5-6 times a day. Last night I was smoking a cigarette, and the guy tells me I can’t smoke even though there’s no sign. Then I went over and sat in a place…well, I was on private property…and a guy, a policeman came…private security, but he was armed, so I picked up my things and left.
Sometimes I travel. I go to different cities. I’ve been along the Northeast coast a lot. I was in Providence recently, tried to stay near a shelter, and this guy tells me, ‘If you don’t leave this city, I’m gonna kill you.’ So I left.”
“And before you became homeless?”
“I had jobs…I counted them all after high school—37. One week, 3 months, 2 weeks, 1 day, 6 months, 1 year…I just could never make it.”
“Do you spend any money on food or you go to the churches?”
“Yeah, I used to go. Sometimes it’s ok. One time the food was disgusting…Today I bought a sandwich at Subway—$4.25, it’s not too bad, and a quarter milk…
You know, they have security everywhere, and no loitering, and time limit…The other day I was in the cafe in the hospital drinking coffee, and it’s 7 in the morning, and the guy tells me there’s 15-minute limit, and I’d almost finished the coffee…I just got up and left…And you go to a soup kitchen or another one of those places, and the shelters, and they have metal detectors and security, and all these lists with questions…You can play the game, if you know what I mean, you can cooperate, try to not think about it…One time the cops beat me up, held a gun to my head. I forgot about it but recently started to remember it again…
I went to the JFK park yesterday, and I’m looking at the writing, ‘Dedicated by the People of Massachusetts to the Memory of President Kennedy,’ and you’ve got the Harvard people telling you you can’t…well…Maybe I can go to another country. I’m not sure where I can go. Tina Turner, I don’t know if you know her, moved to Europe.”
“This seems to bother you a lot. Is it the hardest thing about being homeless? Just constantly being told what to do, where you can’t be…?”
“Yeah. I think so.”
This is a picture from the Curiosity Rover on Mars showing Earth from the Perspective of Mars. You are literally looking at your home from the Perspective of another planet. Epic times indeed
“I like Boston. You can’t stay hungry. The churches feed you three times a day. Somebody just brought me a chicken salad sandwich.”
“Do you know where the rest of your family is?”
“Oh, man, they would have to put me on America’s Most Wanted and then spend a month looking for them. I have no idea where they are. I am a loner.”
this past September, one of my best friends got married. my dream is for my wedding to as beautiful as hers. what an amazing, perfect day. i hope my wedding to andy is as “us” as erin and michael’s was “them.”
For school we had to do a personal project for a third of our grade. We were allowed to do whatever we wanted for it. I love eyes, and wanted to do a series on just eyes but didn’t know how to do it without it being boring / too simple. I decided to do a series of photographs of a boy and girl with the same eye color, and match their faces up to make one face. This is the outcome. ~
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this is so cool.
Venice Italy By David Claringbold
my photography deadline was today and here are 3 of my final pieces !
i approve of these on so many levels.
i dont understand why do so many people make this mistake??
rolling around my bed laughing.
HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN