It’s been some time since I’ve had to sleep outside as one of San Luis Obispo’s homeless. Needless to say, I’m counting my blessings. And, there aren’t many nights, as I crawl into my bed, when I don’t find myself thinking about the some of the homeless I know who are still having to sleep tucked away in some nook or cranny of the community. I’m always worried that something untoward may happen to them out there while they sleep.
I don’t have the opportunity to interact with many of the homeless who I became friends with while I was one of SLO’s homeless population as often as I used to. Sometimes I feel a bit guilty about that – almost as though I’ve abandoned them. Yet, I know they’re happy for me and don’t begrudge me the transition. (more…)