Poverty is the underlying cause of all homelessness. Structural changes within the American economy have had a profound impact on societies "bottom segment." No, homelessness is not caused by mental illness, addictions, or unemployment.
~"Somewhere tonight, on a winding road, is an empty heart with a heavy load, looking for a way to a better life. Let YOUR LOVE REACH OUT somewhere tonight." If you were this person, won't you hope and pray that someone helps you? Let's open our hearts to them.
I have been that Joe Average, tenderness bypassed by those who sought fairer form. I have been that man requiring no second glance, who loved as surely as any prince. I love this picture because someone else, too, could see the beauty.