"Religion is for people trying not to go to hell, and spirituality is for people who've already been there."
Spirituality flows through the veins of Vendor of the Week Eugene Davis.
"It's something I've got to have, like food and air. Without it I'm going nowhere. It keeps me on the right track."
Davis has been down difficult roads. Dodging bullets on the way to school, Philadelphia was a struggle. "I got myself into a lot of trouble, wherever I was. Did a lot of drugs and drinking. Just got clean the last four months or so. Right now I'm in a treatment program. Going pretty good."
Off the streets, Davis hopes never to return to being homeless. "That's where the drugs and alcohol go. That's where I wind up in the street again. I just want to do what's right for myself, not get in trouble, go to jail. ... I'm way too old."
Selling Real Change is work that offers Davis freedom of movement. "I like being able to go wherever I want, never the same place. I meet a lot of pretty cool people."
People inspire Davis. "Recovering people, Muslims, successful people, spiritual people, people in general. I learn from everybody."
With a pencil Davis captures people on paper, drawing sketch portraits. "I did that since I was little. I had some classes, some schooling, some instruction, mostly it came natural. It's a God thing."
Davis drifted into Seattle 20 years ago, and stays because of the people. "The people here are warmer."
Share your warmth with Davis when you see him selling Real Change around town.