14. Sleeping Indoors
As he channel surfed, looking for a movie, Brat Boy passed a news story on homelessness.
“Go back,” I said. The reporter was interviewing someone I had met years earlier when he was a computer engineer new to AA. He was telling the reporter about life on the streets.
I remembered the homeless man being very humble despite his many accomplishments. I had predicted he’d do well, and had been proven wrong again.
“I’ll be OK,” he said, “unless the temperature drops into the single digits.” He had driven a Mercedes to his first meeting. I had been a little jealous. Looking up, I was grateful to see ceiling rather than the sky.
Tonight I will sleep indoors, and for that I will be grateful.
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