“Things always get better. We are in one of the worst situations and we’re enjoying life more than most people I see passing by.”
“We’ve been married for two years. We got here by Greyhound. We had our car stolen and totaled in North Carolina and they made us pay for the tow. That was our mode of transportation and everything we had, but it’s kind of a good thing. That was another responsibility and now we’re a little more free and have one less thing to worry about.”
“The cops pulled us over in North Carolina because you’re not allowed to hitchhike there. He saw that my flip-flops were shredded to the point where my feet were actually getting torn apart from walking so he spent forty bucks of his own money to get me peroxide and bandages and all that. He was one of the nicest people I’ve met.”
“Since I’ve been homeless I’ve learned to just drop the ego and drop the self-importance. Don’t ever take yourself too seriously, it’s okay to laugh. Things always get better. We are in one of the worst situations and we’re enjoying life more than most people I see passing by.
We just like to make people smile. There’s some people who will come up and give us a dollar that look like they need it more than we so so I’ll turn them down. We just want to make them laugh, the laugh we get is worth it.”
“We are heading to San Los Obispo to try to settle down and find jobs and a place to stay. I like to work, I have no problem working and I have plenty of experience, I could walk into a place and get a job. The problem here is stability, I couldn’t get to work everyday, I couldn’t give them a number to call.
At first you think its freedom with no mortgage to worry about, no bills to worry about. After a bit though you see how restricting it is, I might not know when my next meal is, I might not know where I’m staying tonight, it’s a constant battle.”