Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Two Sad Images

The other day I saw a woman sitting in the distance by the side of the road. She had a wide assortment of plastic bags tied around nearly every part of her body. That was her only clothing. Then I saw something even more heartrending: a man dressed similarly, but in cloth rags rather than plastic bags. At first I assumed that he was mentally ill, because he kept lifting up the rags, exposing himself. Then I saw that he had a flask of water in his hand and was doing his best to bathe without completely undressing. I saw a bundle nearby and realized that he was homeless and keeping clean as best he could.

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