Monday, October 08, 2007

Public Transportation, part two

I scribbled the following notes while riding the bus this morning. I thought I would share them with you.

I just transfered onto the Central Avenue bus route on my way to school.

I'm not nearly as freaked out like I was the last time I took the bus, but I still find riding to be a rich source of inspiration.

On the bus I just transferred from, I watched a man from the homeless shelter, Joy Junction, approach the driver while en route. Introducing himself as a painter, I watched this man secure himself a side job painting the driver's house in no more than 10 minutes.

I haven't had a job in over five months.

I am genuinely inspired by these hard working men and women who live in situations and circumstances completely foreign and unknown to me.

I've spent five months now with no job and no regular income. I've relied on parents and luck and the simple fact that I have a home and the support of family.

I should not take these things for granted.

I want to learn more about these men and women. I want to understand their situations and circumstances. I want to know what makes them so earnest and hard-working while still falling just short of making it.

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