Setbacks by Kaze Gadway
“So what have been your setbacks?” I ask a man who tells me things are not going right.
“Getting my things stolen when I was on a drunk,” he says. “Getting paid $5 for working on cleaning a yard all day. Not being allowed in a gas station when I needed to go.”
He thinks and then continues “But people shared stuff with me on the streets when I had nothing. And the winter shelters are opening. And some people are nice out here. I don’t know. It’s a seesaw, remember those? Some days are good and some bad.”
An older man laughs and says: “When I had a house and job I said the same thing. People make the difference. You need someone to have your back and someone to be nice to you.”
So that is what I took away that day. People make the difference.