STREETS:
Saturday Market, Portland, OR

Accordian Girl: Nothing To Hold On To. Saturday Market, Portland, OR

NOTHING TO HANG ON TO

City streets can be roughest when you’re young, poor, alone…and female. Scars often come too fast and cut too deep, many festering for a lifetime. One dull, gray morning, I met this accordion player, said thanks for the picture, placed some money in her basket, glanced into her empty eyes, and silently prayed she would make happier music one day.

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Portland Saturday Market, Portland, OR
Portland Saturday Market, Portland, OR happy guy on a sunny day
Portland Saturday Market, Portland, OR
Under the bridge at Portland Saturday Market, Portland, OR
Jewelry seller at Portland Saturday Market, Portland, OR

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.~ Greenville Kleisser