June 1 - a family

a family, originally uploaded by amulya.

Saw this family sitting on the roadside... probably taking a small break from walking somewhere. it struck me as such a typical moment... and composition - the mother, the husband, the wife, the kids. The father is usually missing... dead - from alcoholism, too much work or whatever, or simply ran away after the wife had that kid. and maybe that is the fate of that young woman's life there too... the guy will leave one day and she'll be left takin care of all those kids and the mother-in-law. or maybe i'm just a hopeless cynic and pessimist.

1 comment:

Nishad said...

i agree we live in a fucking chauvinistic society.