Saturday, January 10, 2009

Something I read...



On the economy.
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An older man, Moses Evans, who operates a few shoeshine stands in downtown Minneapolis, was questioned by a reporter from the Southwest Journal concerning his hopes and fears regarding the future. Mr. Evans made this observation:
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"In my business, people buy shoes. They're going to have to keep them up, and if they don't keep them up, they're just spending money. See, I'm not feeling any pressure because I'm a poor man, but I do make a living, and I trust God to look after me. I pay my tithes and try to abide by the law. See that's the only thing you can do. You just can't go through this world thinking that you own something... You don't own anything because when you came into this world, you didn't have nothing..."
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Photo credit: The Flowers of St. Francis; Directed by Roberto Rossellini, co-written by Federico Fellini. 1950

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:48 PM

    LOVE IT.

    -Cathy

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  2. Here's hoping his attitude is catching.

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  3. Here's hoping his attitude is catching.

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  4. michael8:09 PM

    Thanks for posting this photo! It's a movie that I have long wanted to see. I just checked my library's holdings online, and they now have a DVD copy, so I will finally get to see it.

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  5. michael r.3:46 PM

    Fabulous film! A real must for anyone interested in St. Francis. The Criterion DVD includes a lot of interesting information. Francis and his band of brothers were all played by real Italian monks! Brother Severino Pisacane, who plays Br. Ginepro, has got to rank among the great actors in Italian cinema because of this performance.

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  6. Michael - I'm happy you liked the film, I do too.

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