when do you leave? [day 53]

This is a photo story from an abandoned house I visited yesterday.  Yes, sadly, trash society includes houses.  I do love to take photos in abandoned houses, as all of them have an untold story.

It’s like reading a suspenseful book, but being right there in it.

When does it become a good idea to throw away your house?

Oh, the thrill of spotting a potentially abandoned house.  They mystery begins…

What do you leave behind?  Food?

Toys?

Trash?  They must have had some kids like mine.  The trash doesn’t go out until I’ve asked at least 23 times.

Paperwork?

Photos?  This is the most surprising to me.  I have been in many of these houses and the majority of them have family photos left behind.

It makes me happy that they didn’t leave any toilet paper.  🙂

Is this the end?  It’s the end of this photo story, but is it the end of throwing away houses?  No.  Many of these houses are structurally sound and with a little work, could be livable.  How could we pair up the homeless population with abandoned houses, without locking them out and calling their habitation ‘squatting’?  I know, it’s a crazy dream, but don’t all dreams start that way?

About jody wissing

I'm a person just trying to matter in a crazy world.
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3 Responses to when do you leave? [day 53]

  1. Jennifer says:

    Jody,
    Do you know about the Sun Magazine? They are a literary and photography periodical. They publish single photos and also photo essays. Many of your subjects might interest them. I have a lot of back issues if you’d like to take a look. By the way, they are completely reader supported and they do not allow advertising in their magazine. It’s a pretty special publication.

  2. PlainNotJane says:

    I think it’s a great dream – just like your challenge~!

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