I want to thank you all for reading and commenting on my blog. It really means a lot to me. I look forward every day to read all of the comments you put. They are all very encouraging.
One more comment about going to the market. Coming back from camping we were very dirty. We had to walk through the market to get to the trotro. Now we already stick out because we are white but now we are extremely dirty white people. We already are stared at for being white but being dirty white people make people stop all that they were doing and just watch us walk by.
I could not help but think that this was what the homeless of Chicago feel like as people walk by. Feel like they are strange animals; like we should not be here and there is not place for us.
I have so much more respect for the people of the street. I could not be looked at like that all the time. The next time you walk by someone that does not have a home, try just to look at them in the eye, say hi, or even introduce yourself; they might have made some poor decisions but so have you. They are people and have feelings too.