Christmas Eve – Survived Day 1
I can’t lie. My first sleep was not comfortable. I have had better. However, the scare in the middle of the night was due to my own false interpretation of the situation. It was my fault for thinking that way. Throughout the night, I kept waking up to see if the sun came up. I was not able to tell time, so I used my phone to check it.
I know what some of you may be thinking, “Homeless people do not have cell phones.” Well, that is a myth. Kenneth and others have cell phones. Homeless or impoverished people may not purchase contracts like most of us would because they have no physical address to bill it to. Furthermore, contracts are more expensive, so pre-paid phones are usually their best option. Yes, one can say that the Homeless in Vancouver are spoiled compared to other homeless people around the world but it is all relative.
I am sitting at Blenz right now, and determined to go to the church next to St. Paul’s Hospital. It is Christmas Eve after all. I haven’t been to church on Christmas for over 20 years. Why that specific church? Not sure. I don’t even consider myself a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jehovah, Baha’i, Buddhist or any other existing category. But for some reason, I am drawn to that place in particular. I might be able to tell you why once my experience is over.