#Hungary and #Homelessness


I will be the first to admit that sometimes I can be a bit of a procrastinator. I just keep saying that I am going to do something and the closer it gets to that something. I find something else to do in lieu of all things getting a Passport.  My late dad was a merchant marine, and he said”…I travel the world and get paid for the privilege of it…” So I thought as the youngest of the four children that I would try my best to travel the world just like my dad did.  Well it did not quite work out like that life just gets in the way sometimes. I am proud to say that I did get my Passport last month, and I have been planning to take some of those exotic travels at the top of my list was Hungary preferably Budapest. As Faith would have it I read this http://www.newsy.com/stories/new-law-banning-rough-sleeping-in-hungary-goes-into-effect/ . I thought London was bad with the metal spikes in the street to stop the homelessness, but this Hungary constitution of banning rough sleeping made me sit straight up in the chair. I lost a loved one to Mental illness, and I know what it feels like to be among other homelessness people during the middle of the night anyone can easily fall over into oblivion or a state of obscurity. I am aware of the Opioid addictions, and the family members just get burned out trying to get help or even find a solution. I can recall when my family member would have good days thinking clear as crystal. She would always tell me Thank You, It took years for me to figure out that she too could have become homeless if one time that I did not answer that proverbial telephone call made during the night to come pick her up off of the streets.  “She was well then she was sick” is the only way that I can explain this family member crisis. Alcoholism is a disease that steals people’s ambition. What about upcycled freight housing? In some cases it is easier to be physically incarcerated, than living on the streets mentally, and emotionally incarcerated. Are there no wide open green spaces hillsides where the homeless could live in off of the grid communities?  Punishing people because they are poor, uneducated, or addicted etc…There are too many vices to count, but I see this as a CTA “Call To Action” for the art community bring attention to these inflated epidemics one more time, and this might be the time that matters. Artist Murals, and Sculptures as a visual language Documentaries to open dialogue Usernames and Passwords across America to tear down this stronghold, and come to some type of civil agreement that we can all standby. Meanwhile, I will have to think about going to Hungary, but not at this time.





Categories: Art, Homlessness, Hungary

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