Tengyo Kura

Chronicle of Vagabondism / When everybody wants to be somebody, I want to be nobody.

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When I was walking down the street in Venice, I noticed one unique man sitting in a patio at a shop along the street, and I immediately felt something special about him.
I already passed the place but my heart said "Go back and meet him" to me strongly so I went back to where I saw him.
He seemed occupied with what he was doing, but he let me sit together and talk.
His name is David Busch, a Venice Hippy whose house is his bicycle.
He has been a human rights activist working for homeless people in Venice.
One time he was arrested when he put a porta-potty on the street.
The City of LA closed public toilets from midnight until 5 am in the area where homeless people, the youth travelers, and street children spend their night in Venice, sometimes they had to wait for the toilets to open until nearly 8 am.
So David erected the porta-potty and covered with hippy peace signs with a smily-faced placard saying "Hi, I'm your porta-potty."
Then he began to collect donations of sanitary goods for homeless people.
David was sentenced innocent, and he continues to fight for human rights today.
He gave me a placard that he wore saying "MORE LOVE" and told me to make another one when I can.
"Don't use new materials. Go to a garbage bin and get paper and pen. When people call you crazy, then say you're crazy."
A strong message from him.
Doing a right thing sometimes seems crazy to other people.
The most important thing is that you are sure about what is right and wrong.
Once you are certain with what is right then just do it no matter what other people may say to you.
I thank to this inspiring meeting with him.
(photo & story by Tengyo Kura, Los Angels)

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