I wanted to depict a labourer (large muscular hands) that was very ashamed to have to beg.
His pride took a back step to the reality of bad fortune.
It's been and more than likely will always be a fear of mine -- lack of fortune.
Fortune to me doesn't necessarily mean to be very wealthy...obviously money has a role but a modest amount of money to the right person can be a fortune.
A person who enjoys the simple things in life, not entangled in materials and objects will have the perception the he/she has good fortune because of family, friends and an overall postive outlook in life.