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This took me about 2 hours to make. I made it with pencil/colored pencil/ sharpie marker. I had the idea on Saturday, when I was doing Feed the People. Feed the People is like Meals on Wheels. Except the people dont live anywhere (homeless), and they find you and vice versa. But sometimes, when the van breaks down, (this was one of those times) the homeless people have to come to us for food. It happened like this:
We were just about to close up for the night until next week, when this old man who was all beat up, (looked like the picture i drew) came in with a plate asking for food. We had a lot of leftovers so we gave him some food. Then he sat on a chair and immediately waved us over. He wanted to talk with us. We all kind of shrugged and got a seat. We all eventually got a conversation going. His name was Peter Sallen. He was 57 years old and he fought in the Cold War, alongside his wife, son, and best friend. Sadly, his three companions died during the war. He came home depressed. He eventually got into drinking, like many veterans. He soon lost his money, and his house. He said he had been living on the streets for about three years nor. We asked him about his black eye and cuts and bruises. He said he got in a fight and lost. But even then Peter seemed so cheerful and grateful. He even said he thought losing his money was a good thing, having no more money to fuel his alcohol dependence.
After that, he finished his meal, talked some more, said goodbye, and left.
After he left, I kept thinking, this guy has been through so much. I couldn't believe he could find the silver lining in losing everything. So I made a tribute to Peter Sallen. Here you are. Enjoy.
P.S. There is no exaggeration on the facial wounds. Everything on the picture was there in real life. Even the beard that started on the lips. I gotta say, he looked really different, having grey hair, but a black beard. Oh well, anyway, Enjoy!