Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It's Tough Out There Folks



"Ray" is unemployed, homeless, and sleeps under a bridge. He says he can't build a fire for fear of attracting attention. By day he stands near a busy intersection hoping a good Samaritan will drop off some food or give him a few bucks. Most of the passing motorists avert their gaze pretending not to see him. Finally, a compassionate person slows her vehicle, rolls down the window, smiles and hands him a couple of wrapped sandwiches. Ray thanks her, stuffing his next meal into his coat pockets, then once again lifting the cardboard sign to the oncoming traffic.

Count your blessings no matter how small they might be.

Image © 2010, Daniel Staudacher

4 comments:

Octavian Cantilli said...

If only he spelled Food as Foto....
It'll be good for both you and Ray if you followed him around with your camera. What do you say?

Dan said...

Tempting. But sorry to say, that ship has sailed my friend...

Drew Staudacher said...

i love all you photography. This one really tells a story!

if you have facebook come join the group with the last name "Staudacher" it really is cool to see all long lost relatives and wonder, are we all related?

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2255814894

Dan Staudacher said...

Thanks Drew!

I haven't joined Facebook yet, but if I do I'll check out the group.