Empty space in van fills up quickly



“There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.” — John Cage.

When does a simple moving van become more than a means to transport furniture from one point to another? When the possessions represent the hopes, dreams and only worldly goods a person can claim as his/her own.


The empty space of this step van is often quickly filled with the meager worldly possessions of those down-and-out folks who have been given temporary access to clean and comfortable living quarters until something more permanent can be set up for them.

In this instance a young male welfare recipient decided to return home after being evicted by his landlord. He asked that his possessions be relocated to the new site.

His most valued article was a small portable refrigerator which the two men in the photo are transporting to a secure place inside the van’s storage area.

The men involved with this move are familiar with this type of relocation operation. They are hired by social agencies that help house and relocate many of the indigent individuals who live in large cities.

These men are power players in that they not only transport these unfortunate folk’s worldly possessions to new living quarters but also help protect their dreams that are also stowed away in the van.



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Quote of the week: Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. --- Dennis Prager

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