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posted by wayne&wax @ 10:19 AM
though, it should be noted that the buildings are still there. cafe-A is gone, yes, but the garage still stands, and "crazy crusts" or some silly pizza chain with a similar name has taken its place. even so, the homeless pop does seem, ironically, to have the semblance of greater permanence.
first piece of grafitti i remember was on the alleyway next to what was then The Tasty in H sq. Said simply: money runs people starvehasnt left me; on the contrary, it's turned into a permanent fixture engraved in the wall of my memory. but i'm writing b/c its true -- i was visiting H sq recently and thought something quite similar, recognizing faces from a decade prior. still on the outside.
I spent one summer on the hallowed streets of Cambridge, and I got to know the homeless people that called the Square home, better than I got to know some of the people I was taking classes with.
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