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Old Oct 14, 2007, 7:30 AM   #1
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Sometimes one's dreams are unfulfilled and as Langston Hughes forcefully describes dreams that never make it:

A Raisin in the sun

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?


Look at the home below:



Sometimes the dream just hangs in there like this home in Hilo, Hawaii.



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Old Oct 14, 2007, 7:41 AM   #2
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It looks like the top one may have been damaged by a BIG storm and abandoned instead of repaired leaving it to the elements..
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Great photos, the view is awesome.
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Old Oct 14, 2007, 7:15 PM   #4
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In the first shot, it looks like the building has been struck by a typhoon or whatever they are called in the Pacific. It's just a hurricane with a different name.

The house in the second shot looks to be still very habitable. A new roof might be indicated but in my travels around the islands, this seems like a typical middle class house.

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Vsch1 and Flutelady,

Thanks for your kind comments.

Cal,

The highway doesn't really get close enough to this building to ascertain its heritage and circumstances. One would probably have to tresspass to get closer. It appears more half completed and then abandoned than anything else.

In the second photo, the 'middle-class' housing you alluded to is actually not too far from the truth for many families in Hawaii stuck in the housing madness here. With the heavy rainfall and dampness in Hilo, accelerated dilapidation is the norm.

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