Closer to the Truth

Seattle ‘s first buildings are noted in the pioneer square area. it is common to see folks sleeping on the streets.


Is——
walking away the best answer to life’swoes? Sometimes it would seem to be. Yesterday while strolling in downtown Seattle taking my son out for his birthday, I saw homeless people. 

This building’s name sake Schwabacher would be shocked by the sad poor that house themselves near their building. The family was known for their benevolence.

 

Who walked away from them? Or did they walk away themselves?  We may be closer to the truth than you think. 

The streets of Seattle are fun, but do have reminders of where mercy and grace are fervently needed. I think of my very dear son who could be on the streets because he can not take care of himself. 


Many folks are only a paycheck away from being out on their luck. We also tend to walk away or shut out what we do not want to see or hear. Friends and even   family- have you done this? Have you forgotten mercy? Have you been only wrapped up in your own causes?  To turn a blind eye is folly. 

The Smith Tower was once the tallest. It is now a point of reference for those who wake up on the streets near it.


The illusion of knowledge or what we think to be right is just our arrogance playing tricks on our brain.I believe arrogance is no excuse and is evil. 

 
 

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After walking through Pioneer Square and where the underground tour takes place, we  headed to the Seattle Aquarium. The environmental causes tackled by this place is incredible.  I spent time with a volunteer in the aquarium who challenged my thinking of the underwater creatures we were enjoying on display.

Sea creatures give us insights wr never thought possible. studies have found that some have florescent ability.The scientific potential in the study of cancer can be enormous.

the deeper in the water these creatures go, they lose their brilliant colors.


Next we headed off to see the Seattle Mariners play the Los Angeles Angels.  It was quite a day of excitement for Luke. His face was all smiles .

Actually my eyes were enjoying these views too!well for other reasons.



Luke is a member of King Felix and his court. Felix is a great pitcher we love here in Seattle.


As I close on this post, may we be reminded about our most vulnerable citizens. They need you. They need all of us. Be a part of the answer. Not a part of the problem. 

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17 thoughts on “Closer to the Truth

    1. alesiablogs Post author

      Hey Donna. Yes. I would have put a photo up of a woman wrapped up in a rug sleeping in the doorway of one of those old buildings, but just could not do it. Broke my heart.

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  1. Josie

    Enjoyed the photos. I am thankful to have my family to help me as I am on disability for a short time due to the second cancer surgery. I love your thought provoking posts.

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    1. alesiablogs Post author

      Thsnk you Jan. All we need to do is just say hi to a homeless person. It is good to acknowledge them. This is a movement going across the nation. 16 states so far have adopted this.

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    1. alesiablogs Post author

      Thank you Kendall! It was nice day, but reminds me of last night’s governor debate. The number one problem that was voted by the people was just this homelessness . It needs to be tackled. We all deserve a warm bed to sleep in.

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