“I live on the streets, I’m traveling the country,” he told me. He said he was originally from California and he writes poems. “I’m deep, I think deep, I’m in touch with my past lives,” he said with a smile. "I have been reincarnated three times, do you believe in that," he asked me?
I had to ask, “What are the tattoos on your face?” Pointing at the cross on his forehead he said, “It represents life.” On one cheek he has a tattoo that reads, “I am Peace,” on the other side he has the names of his children.
I later learned the cross on his forehead is called an Ankh cross, sometimes called the “handled cross.” It was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "life.” It represents the concept of eternal life.