Factors can lead to a house being broken down, money is always a consideration you don’t fix the problem if you can not afford the cost. But they’re maybe an equally depressing factor that is not as plain to see as a house in need of paint or the wearing of old and faded clothes.
It is of a broken soul, one where the hope is gone and all that is left is the continuation of life.
Housework left undone, as there seems little reason to do it, it will not change what is the real problem.
Why clean a house if after doing so it is still a place you would rather not be?
There seems little use of repair or patch if it does not change life and love to something that is to be cherished.
Perhaps the people are in a stale marriage, one where the daily turn is the consideration of which would be more painful. To be with them or to be without them? Maybe in the past such efforts as to improve a marriage ends not in an improvement. But a shining light to highlight that which has not changed or will not.
So why then waste the time and money on improving a house? When a stale marriage can also be found in a Palace. Be it a wanting house or a Palace the marriage is still stale and also wanting.
Perhaps life it’s self has taken an overall down turn and the house is simply reflecting almost a punishment for the down turns. Failing any attempts to cause an upturn has left the residents of the house to suffer the outward show of the inward sorrow.
You drive down the street and see the house, which is a blight thinking to yourself these must be poor and un-respectful people of society. Maybe uneducated and lazy on welfare so they live barely above an animal.
But then there maybe a story that goes beyond a checkbook or an education being told.