Thursday, May 26, 2011

I refuse.

I've extended my stay here on this lovely isle for another week.
I really do not want to leave & I also have business to take care of so I can't leave as yet.

I have a ton of pics & I plan on uploading some to share with you all.
This place is great! Jamaica is really my home. I know I have to come back here and live in the future.

I want to share this with you all..

Earlier today I was in New Kingston which is the corporate area of Kingston (did an eye exam)  arond lunch hour and it was interesting to see the mix of people in their business attire and sprinkled in the scene where homeless indviduals. Jamaicans tend to ignore them, we give them the title of 'Madman' or 'Madwoman'.. some rightly so because a few screws are loose but they are human beings like us nonetheless.
They need oxygen to breathe, food to eat, clothes to wear and shoes on their feet.

My ride home were co workers of my aunt. She works with an HIV/STI awareness group and she also does drug rehab counselling. While in the back of the van, I was literally moved to tears during my ride.
I'm not an emotional creature and I could find an excuse with that fact that my hormones are just ridic right now so I was probably more vulnerable today but who cares.. That does not discredit the Good Samaritan work I was smack dab in the middle of.

The man and woman I was riding around with would stop at various homeless people, whoever they saw, and would give them a box lunch to eat. They also provided them with free condoms.
Now you can say "That is probably just apart of their job" and yes tis true but I saw the genuine affection these two people had in doing their job.

They knew 95% of the people by name and felt terrible if they zoomed by a person without giving them lunch.

It is the little things. These acts of kindness towards the people who are interwoven in this loom we call life.

That is just one story from my stay here.

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