A bitch caught the news this morning and it gave me pause.
Thousands of my fellow Missourians were without power after last week’s storm and thousands still are. The temperatures dropped well below freezing. Several people lost their lives to the cold…to accidental poisonings as a result of home generator accidents…to car accidents and other storm tragedies.
As the power is slowly being restored, the news gave account after account of the physical and emotional distress being out of power in the frigid cold has on an individual.
The fact is that being cold, constantly hustling to stay warm and survive…the fear and physical pain of freezing temperatures are the norm for many people. The homeless and the poor often face the cold of night…those same conditions that drove us to whine and keen as if suffering the relentless terrors of hell are reality for thousands in every community.
This was indeed a cold to remember, so let’s all remember it even after the heat comes back on.
Get to know what agencies are working to end homelessness in your community and please support the work that they do.
Places for People, Doorways and Haven of Grace are just a few of the organizations working with the diverse homeless population in St. Louis.
This has been weighing on my mind…and this is my motherfucking blog (wink)…so a bitch wanted to share my thoughts.
Stay warm in mind, body and soul…