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Photo "a dream.."

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a dream.. cr
Just the image is to be evaluated, but this homeless affected me deeply. I had to write some story… (Thank you for patience)

That night he had decided it would be the last. His hopes had been lost in some dark alley, maybe on a cold day, many winters ago.
He took his bag and the shabby cover, the only things that he owned, and went to the same place where he had been sleeping for a month.
It was a stinking backstreet, but at least empty of other souls.
He closed his eyes. When he opened them again, he would go to the bridge and he would end it all.

However, in the middle of the night, he stood up .A big noise and many shouts..
He took his things and ran away.. the last night had to be calm, calm as the brown waters of the river he would face in few hours…
Suddenly, his scampering stopped at a small lake he had never seen before, in the west of the city.. a park.. a small sanctuary…
He laid down there.. he fall asleep.

After the birds woke him as they began to announce that the sun was rising, when the dark faded and the green pervaded his senses and soul, he decided to delay for a few more minutes.. the river would be always there, waiting for him.
He breathed deep; he perceived his blood warming his body. Small leaves brought by the soft breeze danced at his feet. He took one.. how nice it felt!
Nature affected him.. made him remember his childhood, his youth. He had been happy once!
What had happened to his dreams of before, to his ideals.. to his strong will?

But suddenly all became dark… he heard voices, a foul air suffocated him. When he opened his eyes he was still at the same place where he had slept all of the last few weeks.. he longed to cry and he did.
Leaving his things, he ran to the bridge..

He stood there, looking at the dark waters, ready to jump..
But a fragile small leaf flew from his hand to the river…
He sighed.. wiped his tears and tried a weak smile 
Tue 6 Nov 2007 00:22
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Nadezda Koldysheva Nadezda Koldysheva #1 Tue 6 Nov 2007 00:48

Oh, Sil! ! ! But this essay is of the strong impression ... This is a sad and well ..

chandru shahani chandru shahani #2 Tue 6 Nov 2007 00:49

What a coincidence Sil - I too had a dream and visualize the same person having a nice sleep under the gazebo of your beautiful garden. He woke up and said, I am poor and homeless. I wonder what it is like to have a home. I hear the sound of happiness. I see hot, tasty food. I want a house to live in. I am poor and homeless - I gave him a dollar, he bought a lotto ticket and won.

silvia marmori silvia marmori #4 Tue 6 Nov 2007 00:59

this man was at a public park, at Buenos Aires.. he had to leave as soon as people began to arrive.. (i took this image early in the morning)..i know your kind of soul, dear Chandru.. if you would have seen his face..
I am sure that a dollar (a peso for us) would have taken him to the next bakery to buy bread... but he ran fast...
i had to write something with happy end.. even a dream!

Svetlana M Svetlana M #3 Tue 6 Nov 2007 00:54

Very sad story connected with this romantic place...

Roberto Palladini Roberto Palladini #5 Tue 6 Nov 2007 01:04

Ottima composizione, bella interpretazione di una oasi di pace. Brava Sil.

Georgi Yovev Georgi Yovev #6 Tue 6 Nov 2007 01:25

Оченъ красиво и романтично.

Kostenko Anna Kostenko Anna #7 Tue 6 Nov 2007 01:31

Душевная работа и рассказ

andrew bart andrew bart #8 Tue 6 Nov 2007 01:35

С русским названием и русским примечанием?!... Вот это сильно!... Крутой пиар!... А если Андрей обьединился с Сильвией, то это, как говорится, туши свет, сливай воду...

Tigra Tigra #67 Sun 11 Nov 2007 01:25

Пиар чего, Андрей?! По-моему, это замечательно, что нам не пришлось тратить время на перевод smile

andrew bart andrew bart #71 Sun 11 Nov 2007 03:12

Да это я так, о своем... Поиронизировал немного безобидно...

Cameron Fielding Cameron Fielding #9 Tue 6 Nov 2007 02:20

Quite a dramatic story you´ve created there Silvia. Interesting how wide and imaginative your perception is of one of your images. Maybe you should be doing photographic story boards for the film industry.

Great image with a lovely reflection. The light suggests it is in a quiet corner of a park, hidden away from the hustle and bustle. Gives the shot the mood you are reflecting in your story.

Forever forward.

Joaquim Simoes Joaquim Simoes #10 Tue 6 Nov 2007 03:31

I like the Photo, I like the story, I like the colour, I like the light, I like the composition...Thank you!

Jose Ma. Carpinteiro Jose Ma. Carpinteiro #11 Tue 6 Nov 2007 04:31

Hermosa composición y exquisito rincón.

Sergey_N Sergey_N #12 Tue 6 Nov 2007 06:51

What a great and tragic story my dear Sil! Great photo. I like it a lot.

Roman Solovjev Roman Solovjev #13 Tue 6 Nov 2007 07:07

sad and light