07 March 2006
The Metaphysics of Charity
Upstream Powerloss made some bad business deals, lost his house and job, and ended up on the streets. He found a corner at the end of an off ramp where he held up a cardboard sign saying Anything Will Help and God Bless. It wasn’t until Upstream had been homeless for a couple of weeks that he started generating any kind of income from his corner. It took him that long to really start looking scruffy and pathetic. When he took dollar bills that people offered him from their open car windows, Upstream was careful not to touch their hands.