Homeless in Vancouver: Someday she’ll be in charge of her own bureau

    1 of 2 2 of 2

      The Fairview neighbourhood furnishes more proof of its egalitarian spirit. Where else can the likes of binners rub shoulders with real movers and shakers?

      You have to admit that Zoe looks like someone on the move—perhaps a bit young to be holding down a cabinet position.

      Definitely someone to watch.

      “It’s oh-eee, pronunced Zoh-ee.”
      Stanley Q. Woodvine

      Actually, it was the cabinet/chest of drawers that was supposed to be going somewhere.

      Her relaxed demeanor hid a surprisingly steely determination.

      First, she was sitting guard over the piece of furniture she’d gone to some effort to acquire. Second, she was patiently waiting for reinforcements. They were to help her make the third, hopefully successful effort to get the thing where it belonged—in her apartment.

      By the way, the paper bag contained a nice, bright yellow, Gore-Tex-style waterproof jacket, which is on its way to my storage locker.

      Under the bag there were returnable cans and bottles, which went on my trailer.

      Zoe politely explained that she was staying put. 

      Stanley Q. Woodvine is a homeless resident of Vancouver who has worked in the past as an illustrator, graphic designer, and writer.