I was walking along Charles Street early on Sunday morning when I spotted this speck of an old man sitting by himself and reading the newspaper. Thinking it a quaint scene, I crossed over and asked if I could take his picture.
He reluctantly agreed and I then said thanks and casually mentioned that Sunday mornings are my favorite time of week. The old man then gave off a pouty grimace followed by a sad sigh and told me that for him Sunday mornings were like a sharp knife of twisting pain and regret.
As he began his story, it seemed as though the words had been waiting patiently for years at the tip of his tongue in desperate need of a friendly ear... Ever since he was a young man he had dreamt of spending Sunday mornings with a woman he loved. From frolicking in the bed of a freshly sunlit room and laughing under the covers, to walking through the park as the birds chirped, and then relaxing for hours in a old world cafe, reading the paper and sitting quietly together.
The old man then went on to explain that this simple bliss never happened for him. He had only been in a handful of relationships through the years and none provided.
He had dated a nurse for a few weeks, whom he really liked, but as luck would have it, worked the graveyard shift. The next woman he dated was out of loneliness and not love. He had tried a few times to get her up on Sundays but no matter how hard he tried she would never wake before noon. The next woman was the great love of his life but she was a nun and it could never be.
When he was finished I said excitedly "wow, it seems like you are cursed!" He then looked at me and said with a truly bitter twang: "I think I am cursed by god. It is payback for when I was 14 and would play with myself in the church bathroom." #streetphotography #streetleaks #streetdreams #streets_vision #lensculturestreets #magnumphotos #ig_streetphotography #spjstreets #myspc17 #spicollective #storyofthestreet #urbanromantix #citykillerz #citystreets #igersusa #igboston #igersboston #followingboston #bostondotcom #bostonglobelife #myfujifilm #theprettycities #shotzdelight #hikaricreative #burnmyeye #fujilove #fujifeed