A Friend That Was...Bob by EarthHart
EarthHart

A Friend That Was...Bob

by EarthHart in Street & Street Portraiture

A guy with a great mind until, in the mid '90s, he was set upon by a gang with scaffold poles. He was so badly beaten up & left for dead. His injuries were a fractured scull, in 3 places, 5 ribs, pelvis & leg fractures. After major life-saving surgery he spent 4 months in Intensive Care.
I used to have amazing conversations with him about the environment, land use & CC/GW, now, it's lucky to get a sentence out of him that is coherent.

Please check-out Anne's artwork of this http://shadowness.com/HouseofChabrier/earthhart--s-friend

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  • Submitted:Jun 12th, 2011
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  • FaintSketches

    FaintSketches

    That is so heart-wrenching.. It's so terrible, the cruelty of people. Still, through that hardship, at least you still have the memories, and can share this story with the rest of us.

    Oct 25th, 2012 Reply
    • EarthHart

      EarthHart

      The nice thing is, that Bob is still a friend. We occasionally have coffee together And since I gave him the painting he's been so much better
      Thank you for the favour, m'deer

      Oct 25th, 2012 Reply Respect & Responsibility
  • barfischer

    barfischer

    very very touching...... you keep his memory within your soul.... and also with your capture.... he would be very grateful for your deep friendship....

    Aug 25th, 2012 Reply
    • EarthHart

      EarthHart

      He's an OK guy. It annoys me that folks just see hie exterior, they never knew him before the attack.
      Almost every time we meet, he always talks about the prints I gave him. Bless him.
      Many thanks for the favour, m'deer

      Aug 25th, 2012 Reply Respect & Responsibility
    • barfischer

      barfischer

      totally agree with you..... and makes me sad or annoyed...

      Aug 25th, 2012 Reply
    • barfischer

      barfischer

      and of course.... you are most welcome

      Aug 25th, 2012 Reply
  • kaeldra

    kaeldra

    Powerful portrait.

    Jun 13th, 2011 Reply
  • cybergranny

    cybergranny

    Another great portrait of him.
    He seems to have a beautiful soul who shines through his wounds.

    Jun 13th, 2011 Reply
    • EarthHart

      EarthHart

      Thanks a lot, m'deer, and for the favour
      Bob saw me in town today, and came over & had a chat. I told him of the posting here. He grinned, saying "You'll make me famous, Will. Good man." Bless him.

      Jun 14th, 2011 Reply Respect & Responsibility
    • cybergranny

      cybergranny

      hehe
      I can almost hear him saying that.

      Jun 14th, 2011 Reply
  • SuharLeonheart

    SuharLeonheart

    wow great shot, person & contrast

    Jun 13th, 2011 Reply Shadowness Staff
  • Meutia

    Meutia

    I love all your shots of him, very inspiring, and they're all lovable ^^

    Jun 12th, 2011 Reply
  • LAlight

    LAlight

    Extremely moving.

    Jun 12th, 2011 Reply
  • 7Shadows

    7Shadows

    One of my favorite pieces from you!

    Jun 12th, 2011 Reply
    • EarthHart

      EarthHart

      Bless you, Meng.
      It's one of mine too. I gave Bob two framed large prints, the other shot I've just put up, and he was overwhelmed. Now, when I see him, all he talks about are the photographs that I gave him. I still keep an eye on him.

      Jun 12th, 2011 Reply Respect & Responsibility
  • teazombie

    teazombie

    That's a beautiful portrait. Horrible story though.

    Jun 12th, 2011 Reply
    • EarthHart

      EarthHart

      Thank you, m'deer, & for the favour
      The creatures who attacked Bob are not human beings. I've lost a great friend in Bob. Thankfully his spirit's still there if not his mind.

      Jun 12th, 2011 Reply Respect & Responsibility
  • Caja

    Caja

    What an heartfelt story. Wonderful shot though, I love the tones.

    Jun 12th, 2011 Reply Subscriber