What surprised me was Emily sat in front of a NYC Macys store window as people walked right past her and gazed into the windows at Christmas decorations as they were being set. She held her head away as if not to make contact with me as I asked her what her story was and as she looked up, she said a “struggling trying to find hope in every day! “Emily said her time in the Navy was fun but when she exited, she entered into what was a very cold place. Emily served in the US Navy from 04-09 as a supply technician and found herself struggling looking for a job and suitable employment as she says. I asked how long the streets had been home and she told me that they had been home for the past 5.5 months. She went on to say that living on the streets takes some getting used to when you are used to having or knowing where meals will come then not having is like getting hit with a ton of bricks. One thing for sure is sometimes we have to slow ourselves down to process the unobserved to see what we have so that we can appreciate what some don’t have.