The day I came around the corner on Spin Street and I saw my face on a Cape Argus poster on a pole saying “I am just like you, but I am homeless” I knew life as I knew it would never be the same again.
People having breakfast at Bread, Milk and Honey smiled and waved at me.
I couldn’t get back to the office fast enough. I took refuge behind my desk. My email was flooded with well wishes from all around. I took my phone off the hook.
I was not prepared for this.
The idea was to move me away from the inner city, and I lived for a month in Oranjezicht. From homeless guy to radio and TV interviews. I felt self-conscious and clumsy and at times tongue-tied.