His eyes lit up when I handed him the National Geographic magazine. Richard loves to read. “It takes me to places I’ve never gone” he told me. Richard is a quiet and thoughtful man. As he gently turned each page of the magazine, his eyes scanned over every article and photograph. I could see how much he savored each page. Richard was in a car accident that left him disabled. Confined to the streets. However, reading set his mind free. For a brief moment to escape the grim reality of his circumstances.