Saturday, April 23, 2011

poor people

A postcrosser in Belgium sent this Emile Claus (1849-1924) card showing a sad slice of street life. Natasha, the sender, writes that she is "not the greatest art fan" but that the card struck her. As a child, she found poverty romantic and loved books such as Under the Hawthorne Tree, about kids during famine, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They made her think that "being poor and having only each other, having love and warmth was a perfect existence." Thanks, Natasha, for the card and the thoughts.