A couple of days ago, I donated two bags of groceries to Auckland City Mission.
The very next day I saw an article in the newspaper stating that the food queues outside the Mission were huge and unexpected, as there is still (just under) two weeks to go before #Christmas.
Apparently 250 people are being given food parcels per day.
How does that make you feel?
The thing that gets me the most is child #poverty. Right here in New Zealand, 1 out of 4 children go without their basic needs: staggering.
#poverty is everywhere, maybe next door to you, or down the street.
Just give a little this #Christmas if you can, you’ll be richer for it! #altruism
Hobson Street Theatre Company took the audience on a journey tonight with enlightening and engaging stories about the street, vulnerable lives and the choices we make (Te Ara Ki Te Puawaitanga). We had the opportunity to meet the writers who shared their experience on ‘writing’ with the people that sat before them, who listened intently. Beautiful. Reality that hit us all. I enjoy watching and also writing about things that matter. The truth that is sometimes unbearable to assimilate. Yep. Alcohol. Drugs. Nothing. Could happen to anyone right? I was just listening to Steven Berkoff today, in all his brilliance. Firstly an actor, then a playwright, lastly a director. The order for me, is the reverse to Steven.
So homelessness brings humble thoughts, selflessness and isolation. Then there is Auckland City Mission doing wonderful things to rediscover confidence, respect and values. Humans beings are special, everyone of us.
Looking forward to the next installment later this year!
“I regard theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” – Oscar Wilde