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She’s waiting? She’s exhausted? She’s given up?

What I’m finding the hardest part of Jakarta life is the towering architecture next to the destitute people.  I’ve blogged about this before, but dichotomy is a way of life here.  I want to save every one of these people who look like they need help.  At the same time, I can’t always tell who needs help.

This lady looked sad.  She could be really tired.  Maybe exasperated.  I don’t know.


6 responses

  1. The tugging of the heart….something we have and always will experience in Guatemala….we too want to save them all….bless you….

    August 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm

  2. That’s life and you captured it!
    Mismatch is the term; 1st) the “architecture next to the destitute people” as you’ve said
    2nd) mismatched footwear
    sad as it is.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:36 am

  3. Chloe

    thats an emotional entry
    she has mis-matched shoes

    August 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

  4. It’s weird…I never even noticed the mis-matching footwear. Usually I’d notice that kind of thing, but I was more captured by her face. Good call, Chloe and Tania.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm

  5. elmediat

    You have captured the complexity of modern life. We can look & comment on the post. We feel the desire to reach out & help. We can feel helpless or empowered to act.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:33 am

    • You’ve captured that nicely in words. Thanks.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:42 am