Compass points north
"Buddy" just got back from work in Alaska.
Tonight at Dravus Street he spoke the truth to another patron.
"When I was sixth grade I read everything, and decided to read the Bible. My family didn't have any church connection or anything.
"Then in seventh grade I got it." He points to his heart. "Since then I know I am alright."
"It's like when I'm on the boat; I know I get off course, but I check my compass, pointing me north.
"I always got that compass, getting me back on course."