Livin’ it up? Under the Bridge
Written by Linda Penny
Note: We asked Ms. Penny to write about her experiences living on the street for our website Blog. She currently lives under a nearby overpass.
It seems the way God has maneuvered me into this horrifying and offtimes ludicrous situation was way too easy for Him. I can’t figure out why I haven’t fought Him tooth and nail this time, but I still say, “Homeless in NOLA is a whole lot better than my second marriage.”
With most people out here the common factor is fear. Will I get my I.D. replaced? Find a room? Go hungry tonight? Will someone steal all my #+%!! again? Will one of those nut jobs wanna fight? Hey man, can I get a cigarette? Only eleven days ‘till check day. The closer to the first of the month, the scarecer the cigarette butts on the ground. Someone else got to’em first. Gosh darn, dude. I don’t know how I’ve managed to never go without while having no income and not asking for anything. Well, of course I know, just like everybody else, the other common factor.The Lord is with us. And so are a whole bunch of really good people who probably need a long rest.Thanks, y’all. It’s an adventure of a lifetime. So……night guys, see ya tomorrow.