Stranger of the Week… “Am I Invisible?”

Today I met a homeless man named Michael.  And he asked me if I think he’s invisible because — he said — no one seems to notice him.  He told me that he doesn’t understand why people just look right through him.  I didn’t have an answer.  All I knew to do was try to look right at him, not through him.  And he had beautiful eyes, an intense, layered green.

He told me that he goes to the shelter and “tries to help out the guys worse off than (he is), you know, the ones who piss on themselves and talk to themselves.”

And it made me realize that Michael is also kind of looking for a “stranger of the week” to be kind to, to get to know, to enrich his life.

Maybe we all are.

~ by Cary on June 2, 2010.

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