Hopeful by Swazzette

Hopeful

The economy has brought on many hardships, none the least is being homeless in a cold climate like Chicago. Some, as this woman here, find a particular spot along the sidewalk and spend the day waiting for the kindness of strangers. There are many, many unfortunate souls like her within in a two block radius in every direction around my office building. It breaks my heart everyday.
i feel the same way...
February 4th, 2010  
That's a very powerful picture.
February 4th, 2010  
Quite a photo!
February 4th, 2010  
such a moving image of hope amidst hardship.
February 4th, 2010  
You know, although I found this woman's this situation disheartening and the grey surroundings bleak, I was very touched and encouraged somehow by the cheery colors of her blue scarf and pink chair. I guess that is why I decided to call it Hopeful instead of Homeless.
February 4th, 2010  
I love this. The picture so powerful, and your positive perspective is really refreshing.
February 5th, 2010  
:( *tears* We haven't lost our home (yet) but we're facing the fear of the possibility even though one of us is still employed. This photo bring the possibility of it to life - and makes me want to work that much harder to try to find any ways possible of preventing it. Granted, our problem is more geared towards unsecured debt than out home, but when the money stops coming in or it's flow slows to a drizzle with collections and the like (WHO KNOW PEOPLE LIKE US ARE TRYING BUT ARE SOULLESS)...you begin to wonder what'll happen next. I agree - her scarf and chair add some sort of smile to be mixed with the fear I feel when viewing this - it's unpleasant but pleasant at the same time - so hard to describe... I pray for this person, whoever they may be, and all the others like her...and that all of us will come out on top and with a better life than we ever had before this crisis. Hey - one can hope, right? Hopefully... ;-)
February 5th, 2010  
Christy, you are not alone. They say that most of are one paycheck away from homelessness, and I think most of us feel ... "there, but for the grace of God, go I". I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope that things get better for you and for all of us very soon.

Thanks to everyone for leaving such heartfelt comments.
February 5th, 2010  
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