We’ve all heard the term “hitting rock bottom.” There are many ways people handle that impact. Many will pick themselves up and work their way upward by their own inner strength and character. Others need a little help to rid themselves of the cause for the crash before proceeding with their climb and hopefully eventual better lives.
But there are those who choose to live and remain at “rock bottom.” No hopes, no dreams and no future disappointments — refusing long term help, only accepting day-to-day food or shelter. It’s for these the term “you can’t help/save everyone” was coined.
This is a scene I pass many days as I go into work and one day I decided to do a shoot from the hip photo to record the scene. This is an elderly woman who will accept only daily food and nightly shelter, no long term help.