Ever wonder about homeless people? I do. What is their story? What do they think of the world? Why are they homeless? What about the mental illness statistics? Is there something that can be done… is there something I can do?
I know there are lots of people hungry, cold, and hurting and I would like to help them.
I also know that it is a decent source of income to sit on the side of the road with a sign… and that lots of non-homeless people play the part.
I want to help them and try to help organizations and homeless shelters where I know the money is going to those really in need. But at the same time, I have to admit that I am scared of meeting or interacting with the individual people.
Alene Snodgrass felt a call and burden to work more with these people and she admits that she was scared as well. I had the chance to preview her book ‘Graffiti – scribbles from different sides of the street‘ this past week and loved it. The book is a shared project between her and Rick, a homeless man she met. Rick is a poet and great writer. The book goes back and forth between Alene and Rick as they talk about their life, both different, but in lots of ways very similar.
The books brings out, as much as we would like to draw barriers between different people, so much of what makes us who we are is very similar. We all have Graffiti scribbled on our hearts. It might be different colors, or scribbled on different sides of the track, but we all have graffiti.
I love seeing different perspectives and personalities and this book was an honest heart sharing from both Alene and Rick.
Want to get it for free?
I love letting you in on awesome deals for quality work and it doesn’t get much better than this. Graffiti is free through the end of Sunday!
You can also check out the book website for more info.
I have a bunch of great book deals and giveaways coming up in the next few weeks. Great for winter reading 🙂 Stay tuned.