I met Ellen today at a street fair. She was holding a sign saying that she was one day away from being homeless. We got to talking, and she told me about her medical disability and how she is struggling to make it.


She let me take her portrait, and tried her best to smile.


This is my Photo Friday for the week of June 9, 2006: "Poverty"

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  • synecdoche PRO 10y

    Worth a thousand words.
  • Leslie Goodreid 10y

    Her eyes are so haunted. I wish I'd gotten you to do a portrait of me when I was done there. You have such sensitivity in your portrayals of people. You let their souls shine out. *g*
  • musicmuse_ca PRO 10y

    Thank you so much Leslie. I appreciate your comment. She really is haunted and her story just broke my heart to hear.
  • musicmuse_ca PRO 10y

    Thanks Syndi. I thought so too.
  • meninosdosolhos 10y

    Beautiful eyes, looking for....
  • Arvind Kumar 10y

    Great potrait.
  • musicmuse_ca PRO 10y

    @ Artur:

    Looking for... relief I think.
  • musicmuse_ca PRO 10y

    @ Arvind

  • nadine heidacker PRO 10y

    your connected with her an it shows..hopeshe is ok
  • musicmuse_ca PRO 10y

    Thanks Nadine. I hope so too.
  • wander aimlessly 7y

    This picture makes me sad. She looks like a lot of women in Eastern Kentucky, where my mom was born. After my dad passed away when I was a child, we were often one day away from homelessness too. She reminds me of my mom.
  • Ted Hinshaw 6y

    Oh, my heart weeps. Oh such a bitter pill.
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    And there, in the presence of no hope
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    Stands my kind and thoughtful one.
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