“LOVE” only yeah, no “HATE”. Most people have “HATE” on the other side, but I’m a pacifist. I’ve been pacifist all my life.I could claim benefit now if I wanted to. But I chose not to. I’m entirely off the system, basically.” This is what Charles said to me. Unlike most people who came, he was homeless by choice. He loved cooking for others, too.
There are different understandings of “Freedom”. It’s been written on various flags and posters so many times, tossed around so carelessly it’s already tattered. Every time I encounter someone who forges his own freedom, I feel the thrill of the unknown.
From my photobook “Shared Table” on community canteens in London.