Saturday, October 15, 2005

Chance, fate and other complications...


I took this photo not to show you another homeless guy (there has been several here since I started this blog) but because of the poster on the window shop. It says "Chance" which, in French, means luck!

11 comments:

  1. A lot of homeless people in San Francisco, too. I often wonder what really separates us (the people sleeping on the sidewalks of the Financial District from the others who don't). My guess is, in some cases, not a whole lot does. I don't know about France but here, in the States, so many people seem to live above their means - plastic, plastic, plastic! - and rely on jobs that could be outsourced any minute. Sometimes, I wonder when it's all going to come crashing down.

    On a positive note, nice shot! ;-)

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  2. es-tu libre demain? (Dimanche?) Moi je n'ai rien à faire demain et j'aimerais bien te rencontrer. Si t'as le temps tu me telephoner. Mon numero de portable: 06 11 16 93 26. Tu peux me telephoner n'importe quand. Merci et (esperant) à bientôt)

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  3. Non, je suis occupée demain, désolée. Par contre, la semaine prochaine c'est bon, j'appelle.

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  4. Je m'amusais un peu, c'est tout! ;-)

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  5. Whenever I see homlessness in wealthy countries such as France and the US it never ceases to surprise me. Although it surprises me more so to see it in France because France is know as a country which prides itself on it's generous social programs.
    tomate, you make a very good point. I think there is a very thin line that separates people whether it be homelessness, drug addiction etc. We've all made bad choices and any one of us could easily have been the person who drinks too much, becomes addicted to drugs, looses our jobs. Different choices or luck is the only thing that seems to separate us.

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  6. Ooops I posted before I was finished.
    I think homelessness is a difficult problem to solve. Just providing shelter and food isn't going to solve the problem of homelessness. I understand it in SF the there are far fewer homeless because of fairly new program aimed at not only providing adequate housing (real homes not shelters) but on site counseling and job training. These are the kinds of programs that are needed to help these people get back on their feet.

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  7. Sympa comme photo! malheureusement c'est vrai que l'on voit de plus en plus de personnes dormir dehors à Paris. Triste.....

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