Walter Mencken 10:06 a.m., Feb. 6
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Tolerence Vs. Tryanny
Everyone minds their own. No Questions asked, no judgement, a simple exceptance. I was walking by a street community of homeless, wayfarin people. Wonderers who were painting, sleeping, fixing a tent, even playing hackysack. They were layed out in this street/ park community in Portland Oregon. Just walking past you sense a strange notion that all is balanced. They were friendly, left alone, I even dare say respected as human beings. Only Portland holds this odd tolerence for humans who aren't at the same place most of us are. This homeless community are fed daily by volunteers and city agencies. I was even offered to share lunch with two old street gentlemen. It was rice day. Once asked if I was for or against them, I replied for them everyone started posing for pictures. Other cities should observe, take notes and incorporate this exceptance of people and lifes differnt stages.