We All Choose Where We Sleep

We All Choose Where We SleepIf you’re not sure what you are seeing in this picture, you’re seeing a homeless person under some blankets sleeping in an entryway on some cardboard. This picture is significant to me because it reminds me of how few homeless people I saw on this Road Trip, not how many. While the number of people I saw begging on the street in Spain and Morocco was simply overwhelming, the number I saw sleeping on the street was very, very small. I have to say that I’m an early riser. I like to !–more–> get up and walk around a city when there are few people out and about. That means that I usually spot a lot of homeless people if there are any and I happen to be in the area where they tend to stay. I see far, far more homeless in America than I did in Europe. I’m not sure what the reasons are for my observation. There could be many. But, in the end, I think that we all choose where we sleep and people are homeless not because they have to be but because they make the choice to do so. There have been times when I have not slept where I wanted to sleep, but in the end, the choice was mine. I can tell you this much – if I didn’t like where I was sleeping I was always able to change it, and usually sooner than later.