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Friday, April 14, 2006

Their Home Was

Posted by on April 14 at 15:03 PM

So, my boyfriend and I were driving from Queen Anne to Capitol Hill by way of Denny around 10 this morning when what should we see along Denny—on one of those small, junked up traffic islands with a patch of grass on it—but a camping tent, presumably with people inside. Here’s a hastily snapped Polaroid.


Here’s a zoom-in on the discarded cardboard by the side of the tent. It reads “OUR HOME WAS” and then, apparently, whoever was making the sign gave up.


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It’s kind of beautiful, if you don’t think about it too much. The photos are by Hunter Bronn.

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Do we get to see pics of your boyfriend, too?

I just think it's funny that when you and your boyfriend are jettin' about town, the only kind of camera you are habitually carrying is a Polaroid. How baroque.

I pass a matress encampment on the walk to my office -- at the grassy island just before Olive crosses I-5. Last year, I saw a tent on the east side of the highway, secured from falling into traffic by a somewhat elaborate tether system.

I passed the same lonely tent last night on my way to see Tuesdays with Morrie with my dad. The play was not as interesting as the tent.

There have been two people sleeping on that patch off and on for about two months. I'm glad they finally got a tent.

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