The Sound of Homelessness

Photo by Gabriel Gurrola on Unsplash

I went to a local music festival recently. One of the acts, an artfully-dishevelled man in a faded checked shirt, took to the stage and explained the sentiment behind a song he was about to perform.

What happened, he said, was that a homeless man had asked him for some spare change. But instead of refusing — as he told us he usually would have done — the singer coughed up a few pence. Then he and the homeless man had…

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Nina Jervis

Nina Jervis

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Writer and professional empathiser (not necessarily in that order).