Hobovan Journals: 6/23/02
Have I become undatable? Besides my usual weaknesses I'm now scruffy and homeless. I live in my van and at this exact moment am unemployed as well. I ASPIRE to be a bum.... it is a serious goal.
This is not most women's idea of a dream date!
Perhaps I'm still resisting the inevitable truth of the hobopoet life--- that it's price is romance.. an end to dating. Maybe its the old dream image that doesn't want to die-- the image of the romantic poet-lover... Hell, like everyone I want it all: total freedom, transcendence, passion, love, friends, community,.....
But everything has its trade-offs and this one seems worth it.