We know the suffering... V
You see this painting behind you young man, it’s been here since 1965 and I’ve been here since 1965 too, that’s 40 years you know!
Trying to bring up my kids on next to nothing, whilst watching a great portion of what little there is to get by on, is devoured by those who already have more than enough!
My dear friend Rafael, you may also look skeptical but skepticism is a virtue...
"The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind." - H. L. Mencken.
Our capacity for self-deception has no known limits!
You know the suffering, we know the suffering...
A tribute to our brothers and sisters in New Orleans.
Painting: "Exodo do Sertão" - 1965, 80 x 70cm. Oil on Board, by Orlando Mattos.
Model: 12-year old Rafael, member of the Beija-Flor F.C.