So I saw another homeless person yesterday eating out of the garbage on the street.
They had flipped open the top, reached in, pulled out a half-drunk cup of something awful looking, and in one shot, gulped it down.
I was choking watching this — it was so upsetting that any human being has to live this way.
Like so many of these poor folks living off the streets, their belly was sick and widely distended.
And their pants were very worn, with holes, and wrapped ill-fittingly around their waist.
They dragged a small suitcase behind them.
When people say that things are bad in their life, perhaps we often don’t stop to think about how bad things can really get (bli ayin hara).
G-d should have mercy on his children and bless us not to know any loss, sorrow, pain, suffering, sickness or hunger. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)