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Friday, August 12, 2011


A dress finisher filling out her application for unemployment insurance at a New York City post office in December 1937. (via nytimes)

This past week I was waiting in line at 1am in the morning to get a hotel room after a canceled flight to New York. I was stuck in Atlanta along with hundreds of other people due to storm. As I stood there and observed the mounting coping mechanisms of the people around me, I wondered who would be prepared to face a major crisis and who would lose it. With our pending economic depression ahead of us we are forced to rethink how we want and should live our lives. Being faced with challenges like these we are made (hopefully) more aware of the essentials that matter and how rich our lives can be with less.

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