I see you on the news coverage of the @roseparade, bundled into sleeping bags and laughing, and complaining about the bitter cold. I hear you laughing and drinking and wondering how you can stand the line for the portable potty.
- It is fun, it is a lark
- It is just for the night.
For you it is just for one night so use this night well. Think about all the people who will be sleeping on the street tomorrow night after you have gone home and are warm and fed again. Think about where they will go when they need to pee because the portable restrooms have been removed and the restaurants are limiting access to customers only.
If you did not have a place to go home to tomorrow afternoon – how would you plot your escape from the streets?
- Who would take you in?
- Where will you wash clothes?
- How will you find work?
- Where will you store your basic belongings?