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Old May 18, 2010, 3:08 PM   #1
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Old May 20, 2010, 12:35 AM   #2
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A nice piece of photojournalism.
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Old May 20, 2010, 7:40 AM   #3
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Nice photo. Sad image.

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The image is very powerful. I would have liked to have seen more context to the right, but that is just me. I love that his feet are the only thing showing of him.
Like Andy said. ''Nice photo. Sad image''
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Your picture speaks a thousand words!
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Instead of looking at a picture of someone sleeping on the street and calling it a sad image has anyone ever spoken with street people? More often than not its a preferred lifestyle. They actually feel safer on the streets than sleeping in a hostel where they have the walls and darkness to allow violence to happen. Like the rest of civilization some want to be there, some dont want to be there, some deserve to be there and some dont deserve to be there. The characters in downtown Toronto come and go over the years. They offer some amusement with their antics and then one day you realize you havent seen them around and find out they are gone. In one way or another. Bless you Rosie, wherever you are.
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Instead of looking at a picture of someone sleeping on the street and calling it a sad image has anyone ever spoken with street people? More often than not its a preferred lifestyle. They actually feel safer on the streets than sleeping in a hostel where they have the walls and darkness to allow violence to happen. Like the rest of civilization some want to be there, some dont want to be there, some deserve to be there and some dont deserve to be there. The characters in downtown Toronto come and go over the years. They offer some amusement with their antics and then one day you realize you havent seen them around and find out they are gone. In one way or another. Bless you Rosie, wherever you are.
I was one that didn't much care either way. I spent life homeless from 1975 to 1978. I was too stoned/drunk/blasted to care most of the time. I can tell you one thing for sure: it wasn't my idea of fun.
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Instead of looking at a picture of someone sleeping on the street and calling it a sad image has anyone ever spoken with street people? More often than not its a preferred lifestyle. They actually feel safer on the streets than sleeping in a hostel where they have the walls and darkness to allow violence to happen. Like the rest of civilization some want to be there, some dont want to be there, some deserve to be there and some dont deserve to be there. The characters in downtown Toronto come and go over the years. They offer some amusement with their antics and then one day you realize you havent seen them around and find out they are gone. In one way or another. Bless you Rosie, wherever you are.
There is allot of truth in what you say here. I for one work with the homeless and have been doing it for 10 years now. It is both a blessing and tragic at the same time. I don't want to hijack the thread but click on link and scroll down about 1/2 way.
http://jgredline.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html
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This guy sleeps in the streets since a couple of years now. There's a unity to recuperate homeless taking them to municipal homes, but they don't want (no alcohol, no extra cents they get from selling cardboard, no freedom, risks of violence, etc.), Sometimes he drinks so much that puts his life in serious risk. One morning he was dancing almost naked in front of the cars in the middle of the avenue. Now the winter is coming here and the people gives him blankets, food, etc. But he will trade everything for cheap wine. It's not easy to talk to him. I tried a couple of times and received some bad humored heavy words.
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