Three Sentence Narrative

Create an illustration based on a three sentence story written personally for the illustration.
 
NARRATIVE:

In the distance he could see the bright shining lights, glimmering over the tall walls like the lights of a forbidden city, and he could almost imagine he heard the clink of glasses and careless laughter of the people inside. Looking back over his own home, the worn and patched clothes hanging on the line and the tiny ramshackle house, he wondered how it happened. How he could be so very close to the lights and carefree life, but still be crouching in the dirt. 
Components:
 
This illustration was composed in Photoshop with scans of individual pieces created from various materials including watercolor, cardboard, crayon, and chalk.
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