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2 thoughts on “Odalisque”
Here in Philly, I notice few ppl give a handout to most of the homeless on the street. Maybe they hand them a buck just to release the guilt of not caring enough and to pad the emotions of any of that guilt. Then when the weather gets like it is, cold and sometimes snow or rain, it gets even worse. That man has prepared the best he can for the weather. Regardless of what people and passerbys think or feel, he needs a pair of boots and get those sandals off.
I agree Don. I know a well known photographer here who says he takes out “a few hundred bucks” from his bank account to handout to people in need. He just recently retired from his job, he has couple of books out, and drives a BMW. He seems pretty well off, house and kids. I guess for some, handing out money at this time of year makes them feel good. Personally, I don’t have the money to do that. I do think of the disparity between the haves and have nots. I do live in a place I own, but it is an HFDC, income capped, and for three and a cat, it is just under 600 square feet. But hey, I own a piece of the rock!