Thursday, July 28, 2016
Today was my baptism of fire. I went, to me, into one of the toughest sections in Boston. As I walked, I saw a Cape Verdean couple arguing I think with a driver. Nothing to notice. There were couples there, which made me feel good. A buddy system is very necessary. I heard a conversation between a group. Since there was no immediate need for me, I moved on. What shocked me was that there were three children, not even tweens, running at night to their home. I was saddened. As well, I noticed a police car turn on their lights, BUT NOT SIRENS, when passing a red light, & shut it off again I felt sad when we have those that serve 24/7 about their public service abuse their gift & makes their impressions worse plus those who do things by the book & with heart. As I noticed people in the playground, it feel like a blue collar Los Vegas. I passed two people sleeping on the bench. I checked on them, & I think they were in a middle of a dream. I also a man sitting on a shopping cart very hungry. I gave him my last granola bar and we talked about the weather. How lucky we felt we didn't have to deal with hurricanes, alligators, or sharks. We laughed & fist bumped our good byes. Another person gave me a cheer. My only complaint is that it didn't last long. I think next time, I'll measure walking time on Google Maps before I go on patrol for longer times.