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“Call no man happy until he is dead. Herodotus.” Mr. Nancy raised a white eyebrow, and he said, “I’m not dead yet, and, mostly because I’m not dead yet, I’m happy as a clamboy.” “The Herodotus thing. It doesn’t mean that the dead are happy,” said Shadow. “It means that you can’t judge the shape of someone’s life until it’s over and done.”
hindsight coming of age in the streets of la sheryl recinos
Hindsight: Coming of Age on the Streets of Hollywood by Sheryl Recinos is a deeply upsetting first-hand account of Recinos’ time homeless in Hollywood, CA and the events that led her there. Recinos’ straight-forward style of telling you her story with almost no hindsight clears the way for the reader to put themselves in her shoes. What could you have done differently? What outcomes would you been unable to change? When you read her story, you may end up asking yourself: Can you change the outcome for someone else?