Friday, June 15, 2012

Washington Square Girl

Washington Square Girl, water color on paper, 5x7 inch

Sometimes she sits the whole day without any clients or drinks.  She thinks about her life as a little girl, in a house on stilts, taking care of the chickens and water buffalo.  Her mother worked from dawn ‘til dusk, taught her kids to smile and sing, no matter how hard their life.  At age 12, she finished school and joined her father in the rice fields.  Before she was 18, she had two babies.  Her boyfriend ran away.  The kids are teenagers now, living in the house on stilts.  Someday, they will come to Bangkok too.