One image one story

One image one story

What do you see in the above image?

Can you guess?

You may or may not.

Yet a picture can convey 1000 thoughts.

Let me tell

The posture of this person gives you a hint that he is a senior citizen.

He is seen sitting on a pavement that gives an idea of his status in the (so-called) civilized society.

The clothes he is wearing tells of his financial status.

The blue bag( empty)on which he is resting tells his only richness.

The way he has covered his entire face with a semitransparent plastic mask tells about his health status.

A plaster bandage on the left side of his forehead tells that he must have suffered some face injury.

If you closely observe, there is a small opening in his face mask at nose, telling that he is breathing.

His hands are clenched and kept on his lap indicates his helplessness or frustration or maybe he is feeling cold due to outside weather.

He is sitting next to a closed shutter indicates the absence of a roof over his head.

He appears to be unwelcome.

He is all alone.

And he seems to be abandoned.

And  the same old story all over the world.

Who is responsible?

Can you blame God if you are a believer in God?

I don’t know.

The time at which the click taken was approximately 8.00 pm.

This is the story of this person

Poor, abandoned, homeless with health problems.

This person is part of the society at large which lacks sympathy, empathy or compassion.

For the rest of the people, it’s another day in paradise!

Moral of the story– Help the homeless if you can afford.

                                                        ***    End of the story  ***

“You can spend money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course” Jello Biafra

The World still cares for you if only…

Nobody cares for you unless you are beautiful, rich, popular or dead”  unknown

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Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Ann Christine’s LAPC- #176- One Image One Story photo challenge

A brilliant theme.

Thank you AC.

23 thoughts on “One image one story

  1. Who said that you can tell a lot about society by how they treat their most vulnerable citizens? What you wrote is wise and very moving, Philo. We can’t continue to ignore the weakest and most vulnerable people in the world.

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    1. Of course Mahatma Gandhi.
      In this aspect I feel European countries are far far better.
      I appreciate their wisdom of collectiveness.
      Similar is the case in highly developed countries.
      Mindset can change if the country prospers.
      I wish, one day all the countries reach prosperity and take care of the most vulnerable.
      Thank you Pattimoed for your thoughts.
      🙏🙏🙏

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  2. – And you have treated the challenge brilliantly with your image and description of it. When I was a child I could never understand why some people are not well treated or taken care of, why some are poor and in bad health while others are rich and healthy. As a grown-up, I still cannot understand why this is so, but I know the reasons. Greed and power.

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  3. Thank you for this. Not many talk about this aspect of modern life, show it how it is, think about what causes it. My existence is extremely sheltered here in the countryside of Tuscany but I realise there are more and more homeless in the world. It will not end well.

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  4. Absolutely brilliant. And this story is told much better with One Photo. It is sad, and it is real. Not really sure how to respond, but you certainly said what needs to be said. I think we all need to do our part where we can. Donna

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