The People Look Like Flowers at Last

“Those faces you see every day on the streets were not created entirely without hope: be kind to them: like you they have not escaped.”
― Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last

“The street to my left was backed up with traffic and I watched the people waiting patiently in the cars. There was almost always a man and a woman, staring straight ahead, not talking. It was, finally, for everyone, a matter of waiting. You waited and you waited – for the hospital, the doctor, the plumber, the madhouse, the jail, papa death himself. First the signal red, then the signal was green. The citizens of the world ate food and watched t.v. and worried about their jobs or lack of the same, while they waited.” ― Charles Bukowski, Women

This has been part 15-17 of my series “Street photos from Israel”. If you have missed out on the previous shots, you’ll find them here:

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10 thoughts on “The People Look Like Flowers at Last

  1. Interesting quotes and photos, the heading grabbed me especially – and it’s totally off topic but it made me chuckle none the less because my bf is always saying that my dog has a pretty little flower face and I’ve never heard anyone say anything like that before and now here is that quote saying that the people look like flowers – it’s interesting. I also found it interesting how the author was noticing how the people in traffic weren’t talking and were just looking straight ahead, it reminded me of a bumper sticker someone posted on facebook the other day (I’ve been trying that again) it said “You aren’t in traffic you ARE traffic” both of those things make me so glad I bus or walk 90% of the time. So that’s two things from this post that just kind of grabbed me.

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