Thank you for your wonderful article - how honest and refreshing. We are all much nearer to the possibility of destitution that we would like to admit, may be that is one of the many reasons for the fear that homelessness and poverty invokes in us? I was homeless on and off for much of my teenage and adult life, it's a very lonely, dangerous and unforgiving existence that is incredibly difficult to break free from. I was very lucky - I now live a very middle class lifestyle and have a very rewarding life. Please always consider the feelings of those less fortunate than yourself - treating people with kindness and dignity costs nothing but means everything.