January 4, 2010

living in a plastic box

Living on nothing but food stamps


I read these two articles yesterday in the New York Times, and could not get them out of my mind. I try to put myself in these peoples place and it is nightmarish to even think about. I can't use the old bromide and catchall phrase of 'We're America, we ought to be able to do something about this'. But no, it's all over the world. Can you imagine living in the plastic box. I guess that is one step up from on the street, but OH MY GOD. What a life of desperation, or fear, of need and want. God, let me die would be my nightly prayer.

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