My current smell + Rain = something TERRIBLY smelly!!!!
I was given taxi fair to go to the 100 hour Music Marathon at the Waterfront. I walked through a lot of rain before that. Then i had to sit next to people, making very close contact, on public transport. I felt sorry for them but also felt pretty ashamed. I mean, i know why i am doing this, so it didn’t get to my “core being” or anything, but i just imagined how it would be for someone in my position, yet this “position” being their constant reality. I got to the marathon only to find out it was rained out but it wasn’t all loss because they had left over KFC that i was able to bring back to town for the guys, which also worked out good because i promised the kids on Long Street i would “sort something out for them later” because they gave me an apple and some chips this morning. So, on the bus on the way back to town, i had my big plastic sack of obviously donated food, and there was some guy that actually made fun of me! On the way in and the way out of the bus. People are truly amazing! I treasure these experiences because they allow an understanding that cannot be obtained by mere observation, reading, hearsay, or even a story straight from the horse’s mouth; to really feel and understand it, you have to experience it! It was not cool to be me in that moment, but this “me” only lasts for 16 days; whilst others live under this kind of treatment on a daily basis.