Das Haus, die Wohnung, oder einfach seine Bleibe zu verlieren, ist ein Albtraum. Michael Brown verlor seinen früheren Job und hielt sich mit Gelegenheitsarbeiten über Wasser. Doch eines Tages kam, was leider kommen musste:
I’d kept one or two steps ahead of the wolves as long as I could, but in January of this year, they finally caught up with me. I was taken up for eviction and my landlord wasn’t willing to work with me anymore.
Suddenly for the first time in my life, I faced life on the Street. And if that weren’t bad enough, the family was going to be right there in the gutter with me. Things were going from bad to worse.
Seine Erfahrungen und Gedanken hält er im Blog „View from the sidewalk“ fest, denn:
I hope my little contribution to the blogosphere will help people understand that although I and many others are in the sorry state of not having their own roof over their head, we are no less human, no less dignified, no less capable, no less deserving of respect. No less American.
Sehr eindrückliche und gleichzeitig traurige Geschichte…
(via Mail, danke Patrick)