This is somewhat of an atypical blog post for this site. Enjoy.
It’s the end of February and Portland, Oregon is still cold. Not “cold” cold, but pretty cold. Low 40s. I’d just been to the market to grab a bottle of water. I was on lunch break during one of my teaching days at PSU. I’d been talking to a class full of students for 3 hours so far and I’d ran through all the water I’d had.
Inside the market, I paid for a new bottle of water in cash, which is abnormal for me; I almost never have cash. I’d had a five dollar bill in my pocket but I couldn’t recall when I’d put it there or where it came from. The bottle of water cost less than $2, so I received $3 in ones, plus some coins, for change.
As I was walking out, I noticed the man who’d been standing outside holding a sign when I had first come in — just someone asking for money and/or help. Not uncommon at all for Portland. [Read more…] about Thank you for seeing me