Oil on canvas.


This woman was a beggar woman, and I wondered what brought her to this situation, sitting by the roadside, begging. What is her story? Does she have children? Does she have brothers and sisters? Does she have ANY family? When she was born, surely her mother and father loved her? What happened to her? What hardships has she been enduring? I gave her something to eat (in the brown bag) & she gave me a big smile…it tugged at my heart.

A Thousand Stories

Vanaja Cotroneo



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