Friday, August 24, 2007

this morning on the way to the subway

I saw a Mexican woman negotiating a municipal wheeled trash can, a broom, and a dustbin up the steep hill by my house. She stopped along the way to bend over and collect the rubbish that was caught in some roadside pachasandra. She was at the very least 5 months pregnant, although she had a very thin frame and could easily have been 6 or even 7 months along.

2 comments:

cyn said...

wow. that's tough.

Maprilynne said...

As some one who has worked a rather labor intensive job till one week before my due date, I can totally empathize. (le sigh)