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When the homeless man is your son

I have read this often and think of it frequently, especially given my current status:  First Person: When the homeless man is your son – Orange County Register.

It’s a really good piece, and something you either don’t think about or don’t want to think about as a parent. Sometimes the world chews up the thing you love and try to care for, a tornado that comes through and destroys what you love, despite your best efforts. Tornados and other tragedies know nothing of your virtues and care nothing for the love you show.

2 responses to “When the homeless man is your son

  1. Thank you for your kind words, and for posting a link to my writing. Much appreciated. Catharine

    • smartpeopleiknow

      You’re welcome, Catherine. It is a sad story told very well. It resonated with me, and I think of it regularly still.

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