Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Up and Down

                 A couple of weeks ago I bumped into my friend Jones on the bus. I see her from time to time around town. This day was very strange and difficult day for me. She doesn't consider her self homeless but she does stay on the streets with her little doggy.

        As I bumped into her on the bus she asked if I would like to go with her to a park so I tagged along. She is a very free spirited human being. Though being around her for a long period can be hard. Her emotions are up and down, Being from happy to sad, to angry, to depressed then happy and then crying tears.... Some times I question why I put myself in these situations.......But I feel deep down Im doing something important in my life.

                                                            "Feel the wind cause its old."
           When we arrived to the park we sat on a bench. She said to me "close your eyes, how many trees are behind you?" I did it and imagined how many were behind and said 6. (There were 7) She then described to me how that was opening up my mind by seeing with out looking. She insisted I watch the kids play with their families, "We need to appreciate the fact that their is good going on in the world and that we live in a safe place."

                                                       "GO take a picture of that flag right NOW!"
         "When kids are surrounded by a war they start doing this (Touching leaves, Feels dirt, Reading signs) that means they start seeing and feeling REAL LIFE"

               We then started leaving the park and she just stopped and starred at this truck. She then started singing, Its very beautiful I must say. "My only dream is to sing in a small church."

           As we were walking I noticed she had her head down and would stop quite often to pick things up. "Whats Jack in the box?"

              We then parted ways eventually. It was very hard for me to do this emotionally, to get a tiny taste of her life, It honestly just made me cry the rest of the day.....It just hurts. Its not that I have pity for anyone and the situations they are in, It was just hard. I almost never wanna do this again but some how I end up bumping into to someone who needs my time and I need to document them and how special they are. One of her last words she said to me was this "Exposing your soul to everyone is detrimental to your soul."
                     If your reading this please appreciate life, appreciate having a place to stay, appreciate your loved ones, Appreciate the country you live in....yeah the things they do is no good but we are some where safe. Life isn't measured by how much money you make, It is measured by how you live and how you treat one another. -Loco Jerms
                            "I consider my self one of the 7 billion in the world, I am nothing special." -Dalai Lama


  1. This is so amazing Jeremy, I love that you are capturing and immortalizing a fragment, however small, of this person. She must be such a character- I can see it in the photos and her short words you've written down. My husband is very similar in the way he always talks to people who seem to need just a little of his time. It's almost like they are magnets to him. Even though my patience gets short, I appreciate and know that it can be healing to someone else to give them some companionship, even just for a brief moment. We can never really be rich with money, but we can be extremely rich in moments shared with others. Keep up the good work, and keep spreading the love. <3

    Sarah Loven~

    1. First of all let me start off by saying thank you! I feel honored that you took a look at my blog. You are very right about being rich in the moments we share with each other. Thank you again and I look forward to more of your posts! Ready Gypset go! I totally back your movement one hundred percent. Thanks again and have a good day :)