‘Radiance and Homelessness’

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4 thoughts on “‘Radiance and Homelessness’

  1. I find this to be an interesting and an important blog. For homelessness is one of the most devastating conditions faced by this society, yet society turns its face away from the homeless and looks upon those who are homeless as those who are “less than.”
    I did not ask to be homeless. I had a job and husband, a car and a life. Life saw fit to take our jobs and my health. We lost our jobs and our home and was homeless so fast it would make your head spin. It was not a place that either of us would have thought that we would find ourselves.
    You see the people who are homeless on TV and it seems as though they almost enjoy their circumstances. This could not be further from the truth. I fought homelessness tooth and nail and did everything I could to get off of the streets and into a place of safety. For that is what the homeless needs the most. A place of safety. A place to lay your head down and rest for a while, for you are always pushed to be “doing something.” As is laying down is anathema. Homeless people need to be able to have a place where they are not looked upon with horror and/or censure.
    I am very grateful that I am no longer on the streets. I lived there for two years and it was the most stressful time of my life. I think God for a sister who loved me nd took me in, else I would still be on the streets.
    I wouldn’t say that homelessness made me stronger. Rather, I will say that I am stronger as a result of all that I went through during that period. You have to be strong in order to live on the streets. Those who are weak will not make it.
    Thank you for this blog. Thank you for caring. We need more people like you. keep doing what you are doing. You have touched me. You will touch others. And maybe someday we will touch enough people to care enough to make this issue one of national importance.
    Thank you.

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    1. Dear Seeme2017. Thankyou for your heartfelt and intimate response. I send you only my Best wishes for a very healthy and happy future together.
      Our individual experiences are unique. I’m glad you had someone with you through this experience and thankyou again for reading and responding to my blog.

      Best wishes,
      Idaho Dream x

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      1. Idaho Dream X, what you are doing is so important! This world needs more people like you. If I would have had someone like you in my life while I was on the streets, I would not have been so afraid and I believe I would not have been out there so long.
        I will be praying for you. Your voice is imperative. I pray your blog will have a humongous following. I will be following you. You gave me much to think about and my pain about my homeless experience was eased a bit as I shared with you.
        God bless you.

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