I'll sing you a song for a quarter...

When I was twelve, I went on a vacation with my Dad to on a cruise to the Bahamas. Once in Nassau, we were approached on the streets by people of all ages, trying to sell us hats, jewelry, braids...

There were also children there. One boy, younger than me at the time, approached me, with a huge smile, and said, "I'll sing you a song for a quarter."

Even then, I could feel a sense of uneasiness with the fact that, here I was, on a vacation on an island, while these kids were begging for money on the street. I could see how the world was imbalanced... how life is not a level playing field.

And I knew then that I didn't deserve the life I had any more than they did. It just all worked out that way. I could've been walking that road.

Well, here I am...

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