Friday, August 17, 2007

Against all odds

“Working Hard for the Money,” by PDI lensman Edwin Bacasmas (Family Snap awardee, 2006 Epson Color Imaging Contest, Singapore)

“The poor need courage. Why? They're lost. That they even get up in the morning is something--in their plight. Or that they plough a field--in war time. Even their bringing children into the world shows they have courage, for they have no prospects. They have to hang each other one by one and slaughter each other in the lump, so if they want to look each other in the face once in a while, well, it takes courage. That they put up with an Emperor and a Pope, that takes an unnatural amount of courage, for they cost you your life.”

-- from “Mother Courage and Her Children,” by Bertolt Brecht, 1939

[photo copyright © Philippine Daily Inquirer]

4 comments:

Kai said...

wow, amazing foto. deserves to win the prize

MANDAYA MOORE: Ang bayot sa bukid said...

amen.

the philosphical bastard said...

sad but true

gibbs cadiz said...

KAI, MANDAYA, PAO, thanks for your comments. i so like that pic. i was in singy with edwin when he received the prize for it. :)

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