Counting my blessings

My roommate, Katie, started getting The International Tribune in the mail here. This is was I walked down our apartment stairs to the other morning. Talk about a welcome to the day. Then left our apartment to walk by several people in the street asking for money, a fairly common site in most cities throughout Europe (in the States too, but I've just never lived in a city big enough to see it on a daily basis there). Sometimes the heaviness of reality sets in even though I don't fully grasp it all. (bad quality, taken on itouch)