We do it all the time . We walk by the homeless people on the street, sleeping or asking for money. The homeless people that I’ve met in encampments would talk pretty easily to strangers, but those in the commercial areas often seemed to be angry – and rightfully so.  They did not want to talk with me, and made it very clear that they wanted to be left alone.  So that is what we do, we leave them alone.

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Photo by Lola M. Chavez