What I did see was a homeless tent city in Stockton. A boy no older than 9 walking alongside the train tracks by the landfill in Orland, a mile or two from any houses. Two heroin addicts conspiring to rob a Valero in Red Bluff but deciding against it upon seeing the clerk. A man crossing a Bakersfield freeway at night to buy a two-liter of Pepsi from a nearby 7/11. A Rite-Aid clerk in Tulare dropping her cigarette in the gutter and picking it up and re-lighting it. A broken-down Hearse in the Mojave Desert. A collage of sad snapshots.