My Adult Child

One of my children came for a visit yesterday and it was fun.  She knows I am a free-sleeper and although she would rather I be more conforming, she accepts and loves me as I am.  It’s great!

Btw, my adult child is effectively homeless too because I am.  You can only stay on campus when school is in session.  Fortunately my child has friends to couch surf with.

Anyway, we went to a clothing store and inside was a homeless person I know.  She is a drug addict I believe and even though I don’t spend time with her, I do like her.   I didn’t’ want to snub her so I said hello to her and introduced her to my child.  Luckily, the friend was not high or low…she seemed pretty normal…other than the fact that she was knitting.  (She is the friend who said she wanted to knit herself into my van-I didn’t know until last night that she actually KNITS!)

When we were alone I told my kiddo the comment that came out was “wow, she seemed pretty normal”.  I think it was an eye opener.  I wish more people could have their eyes opened about free-sleeping so they wouldn’t fear it so much.

Life is always kind of  hard.  You can do many things “right” and still financial problems can happen, illness and death can happen and so on.  I hope I can learn not to push people aside that I don’t approve of.  I don’t know what they have been through.  Some homeless people TRULY never had good role models, some have been homeless since they were children, some are sick, some can’t get clean/sober and some are just tired, like me.

Why CAN’T we help people who are hurting?  “We” spend billions on entertainment, travel, upscale food etc.  It’s hard for me to believe we don’t have enough left to house people who just can’t quite make it.   I live for the day we can TRULY  punish the evil monsters in this society by taking their wealth and using it to help our weaker members.  That’s what justice means to me.

 

 

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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  1. geezer says:

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