While you don’t know where you will sleep or shower next, when sleeping on your friend’s couches, you can’t help but feel cared for. They’re opening up their space, leaving the apartment and trusting you, and giving you their food. They gain nothing. You gain everything.
That is a community, relying on other people when you can’t do it on your own. Are there couches you can crash on?
I can’t wait to have my own place to let my people sleep there, and I’ll be the one taking the couch.
And in the mean time, here’s to more friends around the world who care for me, especially when I can’t care for myself.