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Im Not Sure What This is Like
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 2:34pm, Aug 22
Culver City CA United States
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My Vision of Peace
This photo was taken during my walk from Venice Beach to Monterey Park in Los Angeles (26 Miles). The walk was about being present within a community, participating, and being honest about what might forever be unknowable. It also challenges a public in that it requires them to redress their own assumptions about what it means to be homeless and transient. Far too often, in this age of information, we assume all the answers are within our grasp. That we can search for the definition. That we can name something. Real understanding requires that the individual be present with the unknown.


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Photo taken from a public intervention presented on 2/10/2013.

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judith     4:33pm, Aug 22

judith

This is profound. Most are not truly aware of the many paths that can lead one to homelessness and the challenges and indignity that go with it. I volunteered for a couple of years and facilitated a weekly art session in a women's homeless shelter and that gave me a rare window into that world. But after the two hours were over each time, I would stop by the grocery store on the way home and be thankful that I could buy my own food and that I had a kitchen to cook it in...So no I am not REALLY sure what it would REALLY be like from day to day.


ckay     11:58am, Aug 24

ckay

Fabulous


lemonsxoranges     9:34am, Aug 28

lemonsxoranges

this is great... my friend from college was homeless at one point and she noted that in general when people saw a homeless person they would give them a tshirt or food, but nobody ever asked WHAT they needed ... and although people who have a home think the homeless really need what they provide, it is not always the solution... but we dont think to actually ask what would truly benefit them. imagine if you were given 300 tshirts but all you needed was a shower or a ride downtown?


awaken2sun     7:43pm, Aug 28

awaken2sun

So powerful. Thank you for sharing and joining us here.


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