tonight at the bar, I met two brothers who were homeless and traveling all over America. The younger brother, Jables (17) and the older, Kai (18). Kai told me how they had just left Colorado and moved to Columbia about 5 days ago, and would probably be going to Florida about two weeks from now. They were such kind old souls. Very funny and charismatic. I feel like you don’t get to meet great, REALLY free spirited people like that, that often. People like that make my heart warm.
Ten minutes after meeting Kai he turns to me and says “pocket swap! take something out of your pocket or purse and trade it for whatever I pull out of my pocket!” I gave him my mace because he said he had nothing to protect himself with, and in return he gave me this patch. He said that the sox place is a place in Denver Colorado where a lot of homeless kids, teens and young adults go to hang out and get free food and have access to wifi, plus other awesome things. I don’t know if it sounds dumb to say this, but I feel like there was a reason I met them, and I feel really good about meeting them. Especially Kai, he was very genuine, kind, funny, and appreciative. I hope I run into them again before they leave.