The couple in the photos above were sitting patiently outside a local bottle recycling depot at 7:20 a.m. on a sunny and mild morning. They were waiting to start their day.
I thought they were waiting for the depot to open at 8 a.m. but I was wrong. They were merely pausing to rest and take stock of the day ahead.
They were obviously both exhausted and enjoyed a cigarette to help them rebuild their resolve for the day.
The power of a hug to heal and help encourage another person was evident in this photo.
After a few more moments of friendly chatter the couple stood up, grabbed their cart and began their long and arduous day ahead.