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on harvard square's homeless

"in a strange way they're more permanent then the buildings themselves. cafe aventura is gone, dread lady is still here."

- via email from a current student and longtime cantabridgian


Blogger wayne&wax said...

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.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous jace said...

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 starve

hasnt 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.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Drewcatt said...

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.

5:51 AM  

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