This photo was taken in May 2012 at 8 am.
The location was in a public park in Washington DC.
The "Take It!" came from my admiration for the measure of enginuity on display even in this dire circumstance. The forecast was for rain and this individual was not going to let that get in the way of catching some sleep.
The After Take: I cannot even imagine what the circumstances were to bring this person to this position. I only know I was looking at survival in one of its most basic forms. Later in the morning, it did sprinkle for a while and I could not help but wonder how this person fared. My best wishes were back with this soul in distress.
In each day there are opportunities to count our blessings. Seeing things like this helped remind me of how lucky I am and to keep on doing what I can to have my modest circumstances kept on track.
Here is hoping you are doing well,