Is there an acceptable face to these children ? One that we can live with. Are these faces better examples of what I described in my previous post ? Yet it is what we come across all the time. Rich dark hair sometimes unkempt but more often carefully braided or pigtailed, dirty grubby clothes and dirty faces sweating in unbearable temperatures or shivering in the cold.
They light up with smiles so broad you are almost in disbelief. There are so many out there and each one is more beautiful than the last. Is this painting an unrealistic picture of a horrible hand to mouth existence. Are there right ways to behave and wrong ways ?
Are they in that trap and cant get out whatever they do because there is addiction and glue sniffing and stealing ? Is it hopeless or hopeful ? These are all young girls. Could you see your daughters begging, selling pens and flowers, their bodies perhaps, to make it through to the next day ?