“The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.”
— Willem de Kooning
Did you have to figure out where your breakfast was going to come from today?
Are you wondering where the money for supper is?
Do you have to make a choice between paying rent and eating?
Does your next meal depend on which food pantry is open?
Do you worry more about if you’ll eat than what you’ll eat?
Yeah, me neither.
In fact, as I write this I’m quite hungry. But I don’t have to make a choice whether to eat or not to eat.
Knowing that that makes me feel a little bit freer, and a little bit richer. Rich enough to share what I have with others.
If you can, make a contribution to a food bank this month and help a family that faces food insecurity.