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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2013, 04:19 AM

17. George Orwell wrote a book about it in 1933

called Down and Out in Paris and London. He lived on the street in both cities for several months. Here's a free e-text:

http://www.planetebook.com/Down-and-Out-in-Paris-and-London.asp

Basically he describes it as tolerable but not very clean, and he winds up sharing quarters with a lot of unwashed men with skin conditions. He sleeps in shelters and at one point a Salvation Army. The best part is when he gets a job as a dishwasher for a start-up restaurant called L'Auberge de Jehan Cottard. It's a good summer read.

I'm really sorry to hear you're in a dark place, and I don't think anyone deserves to be homeless. But if this is a real possibility, maybe you could find a shelter somewhere and drop by to see what it's like? You could say you're looking into volunteering if you need to say anything. Then you'd at least know what you're dealing with. And I hope things look up for you soon Locut0s.

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