Hopelessness,,,

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  1. jaharris1001

    jaharris1001 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    everything this man owns in this world,, he has at his feet,, he was sitting there playing solitaire,,
    shot was taken at a homeless arear in Orlando Florida, they set up small camps and feed many unfortunate people,,

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    Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
    Man never Is, but always To be blest:
    The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,
    Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

    -Alexander Pope

    Thank you for reminding me how grateful I should be. Thank you for the evocative image.
     
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    Great capture. I am surprised at how clean and new looking his clothes are and he himself looks fairly well groomed for someone who's homeless. Not like the homeless in the Bowery in NYC I used to photograph. If I end up homeless I'll have to head for Florida!

    This shot tells a story and makes one think. Well done.
     
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    Thank you for commenting Ty :) :thumbup:

    Thanks Al,, he does look cleaner than some of the others that were there,, there were quite a few around, this guy was kinda sitting off by himself, boy you look at his leggs and he looks like he hasnt eaten in weeks though, Thanks again for commenting :wink:
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Imagine: this man once also was 19 and full of hopes for a nice, happy life...
    So sad to see where some lives go to, disregarding the how-s and the why-s...
    This is a thought-provoking photo.
     
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    jaharris1001 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Very true Lafoto,, I often look at people like this and wonder the same thing,, like you said, I'm sure as a youngster he was filled with ambition,, how did he end up like this,, could something in your life put you in a situation like this down the road a ways,, hopefully not, but you never really know for sure when you reach a certain point in life or something catastrophic happens,, sometimes you just want to go sit by the guy and open up a conversation,, which I bet doesnt happen often enough,, I'm sure some of these guys have an amazing life story,,
    Thanks again !!
    Jim
     

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