Resignation Outside A Hospital

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I guess it’s because I’m an old guy that these images move me. This man was sitting yesterday on the edge of a wall outside the Tufts Medical Center. I think he looked resigned. A strange word resigned, but the older you get the more you have to deal with constant aches and pains and an overall reduction in strength. You sit more, you hurt more and in order to live with all this, one become resigned to feeling that way.

Getting back to the technical aspects of this image for a second. The raking light on his face gave him a lovely, almost old world, look. I think Rembrandt might have liked this face.

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