Wednesday, November 15, 2006

the water man

the water man, originally uploaded by freestone.

the water man
a resident at Georgia belle apartments for independant living, watering the small garden. he does this about once per week, if dry. many seniors "volunteer" for activities, like of helping with the meals and the activities.

"Solomon" is his name.

The Old School southern georgia way to live, strickly 1930.
Then a 3rd grade education was much much more than enough: what counted for all was how much you loved and were loved by!

Tallahassee, florida, usa.

I have learned some things about this senior guy, over the last year from when I took this picture.
He must be about 80. he was a mechanic all of his life, probably never finished high school. Probably the only book that he reads is his Bible. he sleeps only three hours a night and probably never ever has had a dream as he has slept only three hours all of his life. He gets up at 5 am every morning. He volunteers a LOT!
Drives people to places. waters the garden every morning or afternoon as needed, plus many many other choes he does.
he is not a man of "words", he speaks little, his way is of "doing"
things. he is very religious, very moral, very caring.
He has no views of "politics" or philosphy or of anything profound.
The other day he told me that he often sits alone as many many of the groups of people talk in gossup about others in a "negative way", and not for him, please.

He might be one of the most spiritual people in this georgia belle residence!

Uploaded by freestone on 18 Mar '06, 10.23am EST.