Embarrassment

Would you be embarrassed to be seen with a homeless person?

Would it matter if other people knew the person was homeless or not?

Would it matter if the person looked “homeless”?

One of the comments I’ve heard from quite a few people that I’ve told about being homeless is “Oh! But you don’t look homeless!” as if that makes it okay.. though I’m not sure what it makes okay.

I’ve been through enough therapy to realize that my perception of other people’s comments is not always what they mean to portray. And, I’m aware that since becoming homeless I’ve become a bit more paranoid than before; yes, it was possible.

But as I continue to travel down this road, with no way out any time soon, I wonder what will happen if I should become more obviously homeless.

Will the friends that have stuck by me so far abandon me?
Will my online friends give up being curious about how I’m doing and checking the blog for new content?
Will I cease to exist for everyone still in society?

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  1. Will my online friends give up being curious about how I’m doing and checking the blog for new content?

    If your blog ever gets too depressing, I’ll probably stop reading it just because I don’t like being depressed. I don’t want to read it if it’s going to bring me down. It’s nothing personal. If I didn’t care about you, it wouldn’t bother me.

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  2. Tim

     /  December 1, 2011

    I may not leave many comments but I do check up on you. Over the years, sporadically at times, I have stayed in touch. Yes I worry about you and hope you are doing well or at least OK. That why I usually say
    Take care and thanks for the smiles

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