safe asleep

We all need to feel safe when we sleep; this is why some people who are homeless choose sleep in the middle of the sidewalk. The stories I am told about some of the hostels are quite scary, and sleeping in a quiet ally leaves people very vulnerable and open to attack. In the absence of a safe hostel the remedy is to sleep in the open and hope that the passers bye keep an eye on you. So next time you see someone sleeping on the sidewalk like this person on Yonge Street in Toronto, don't get annoyed with them - intead take a look and make sure they are okay - they may be relying on you to do that.

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