This is __________. We met this afternoon when he was riding down the street collecting recyclables. It was impressive, I told him, and asked if I could capture his image. A few years ago he injured himself which left him unable to do his former job, so rather than ask for handouts he collects recyclables. He used to live in the neighborhood but like many was forced out by skyrocketing rent prices. Now he pedals in from the first ring suburbs to do this job. What is really impressive, and which you can’t see in this photo, is his personal design for handlebar extensions and hooks in the rear which enable him to carry many bags of recyclables. The two bags on the front are worth $5 each and he said by the end of the day he hopes to have the bike loaded with as many as eight bags. Everyone has a story. Every single one of us. We are all doing whatever it takes to make in this world, and we all matter. Each and every one of us. Today I met _______ , we chatted for a bit, and my life is enriched because of him.