Saturday, January 23, 2010

Thematic Photographic 85: "I'm Hungry" v.3.0 - Sometimes It's Not The Food


"It's where you eat it"
Greensboro, NC - October 2009 (Click to embiggen)

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It's a fact of life; people gotta eat. Even when they don't feel much like it. Even when the thing they most want to do is crawl into bed and cry for a month. Like in this cafeteria at Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro. No doubt a lot of people come here for sustenance, but never taste what they bought. There's something about hospitals that sucks the flavor out of everything. I sat at a table in this very cafe across the table form a dear friend for whom it was all she could do to remain functional. I was sure she'd either drop from exhaustion or have a major meltdown just any second. And who could blame her? She'd been sitting a living shiva with her father for several weeks, making an 80 mile round trip twice a day and still trying to make an effort to keep up at work. It was hard to watch, knowing the inevitable outcome and only having cold comfort to offer.

And it didn't improve my appetite to know that cold comfort was probably better than none.


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3 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

It's good to have good friends. Lots of people are the better for knowing you.

And you are so right about these places. Strange and cold.

magiceye said...

ambiance captured perfectly!

moorebloglife said...

Caf food has been a strange part of my life the last few months, and I only eat if when I have to!!neat shot love the depth of field on this Mojo.