Anthony was in deep thought when someone bumped into him, jarring the box he was holding on his knees.
“Do you mind!” He wasn’t angry but the tone wasn’t pleasant either.
“Oh I am sorry,” the man said, “I cannot see very well”
He then noticed his white cane and was ashamed of getting upset with the stranger.
“Sorry, I should be more careful but it was the movement of the carriage that made me stumble” the stranger explained further.
Now Anthony was feeling very small. “It is okay”. “I should have been paying more attention and should have moved to give your room to pass”
They both were closer in age and started talking. It wasn’t long till Anthony realized that the stranger, who had introduced himself as Albert was more or less in a similar predicament as he was. While Anthony was evicted from his home because he couldn’t pay the rent, Albert was being threatened by eviction.
“I am going to this place a friend mentioned where they give you free bed and food. All you have to do is help others in the home” Albert told him. Anthony thought it was the solution that he was looking for, with all his worldly goods in a cardboard box in his hands. Maybe it could work for them both.