Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I saw this man this morning while I was waiting at the light to turn left. I stealthily got out my phone and took his picture. If you can't read it here's what it says:


What does it mean? If I was holding that sign you could interpret it strictly literally and be right on the mark. Actually most people I know could agree that "less anything will help" at their home. I have too much stuff, don't you? I will work to get rid of it, too. I was actually on my way to patch sheetrock at a friend's house to help him sell the whole damn thing. And I am a big proponent of less God.

But I think context dictates this guy is actually after more stuff, ideally cash. So his sign just puzzles me.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm. A very curious phrasing and, as you point out, open to interpretation. Having gazed at the message for probably 5 minutes (it's early!), I'm left with no certainty at all.

    I wonder if he's saying he's lost faith and is therefore 'Godless?'

    Although I'm not religious, I can empathise with a man who's not just asking for material things (food, cash, bed), but also the spiritual (a world that makes sense). In such a light, we could be idly speculating about a man truly bereft in the deepest way. Sad indeed...sigh.