Identify Society Homeless 366 12/15/23 Day 76, Friday, Salem, Documenting Life

12/15/23 Day 76, Friday, Salem, Documenting Life

9:00 a.m. I woke up. I slept in this morning. I don’t have a lot to do today. I do a video discussing morning thoughts about living in a tent in the woods, and of the experiences of this social experiment, or what I call an eye-opening experience. People always ask me, “is it a social experiment?” I really don’t like to call things experiments. Life is an experiment, we learn by trial and error, and we also learn from others or nature. I personally like to learn from others or nature instead of making mistakes to learn myself.

11:00 a.m. I’ve got myself ready to head out to get my lunch at Lifebridge. I take a call with my friend’s brother Brett, who’s an artist and who makes documentary movies. He’s big into the American economy and labor. Brett and I talk on the phone for a while, and it’s a really interesting conversation. The takeaway was he suggested that I start to have people fill out consent forms which I will do from now on.

12:00 p.m. I arrived at lifebridge for lunch. I drove my car and parked it at the library and walked over. I sit down, take my jacket off, and I get some of the food that they have in the refrigerator to eat. Soon the hot food comes out and I eat that as well. As soon as I’m done eating I just get up and leave.

12:45 p.m. I walk back to my car and I spend the next few hours getting caught up on writing blogs and things that I have to do to continue documenting this project. I’ve made plans to visit the lady of the forest, and cook dinner for her and her son.

4:30 p.m. I walk back over to Lifebridge homeless center. Before I go in the center I take some photos of Salem Center. I eat some of the food that they have out in the refrigerator. When dinner comes out I eat that as well.

5:30 p.m. The lady of the forest let me know that she’s going to be at home soon. I drive my little car to the grocery store and I pick up a few cooking items, some raviolis, and some battered shrimp. I grab a few vegetables. I grab some cookies for her son, and some ice cream. The lady of the forest loves sweets, as does her son. When I get to her house I cook dinner for her and her son and we spend a nice relaxing night together.

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