I noticed a tall man in the small group that had gathered outside of the Krasman Centre that morning. He was smoking a Colts and had a sense of calm about him.
I was playfully bickering with one of my friends when I noticed this tall man walk away from the group.
I told my friend “I am meeting Gary at 11am” and he pointed him out–Gary was the man walking away! I was concerned he was leaving before I even had the chance to speak with him.
To read about my conversations with Gary regarding his experiences on the streets and living as one of the poor amongst people who experience mental illness, please visit: http://mentalhealthtalk.info/street-war