Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I was off following one link after another today, just sort of whiling away the rainy day, if you will, and came upon this pic. I passed it on without much thought, but realized it stayed in my thoughts and I couldn't quite understand why.
Maybe you are having the same problem?
It occurred to me that we often make sweeping statements about the laws, the ways things should be, even what would seem acceptable in some ways and not others - and do it all without really caring about the individuals impacted.
I recall a very intense discussion I had with my father when President Obama spoke on Trevor Martin's death and said something towards the order that 'if I had a son, he would look just like Trevor'. Now, some would say that is inappropriate, and yet I wonder if that is the only appropriate response?
I also thought about all the people that are struggling in this world in anonymity. Be they sons of tycoons or of welfare mothers, living life forgotten or ignored. Living life without anyone who cares.
We throw symbols, make declarations, even march.... do we really care for the individual?
I don't know what to make of this picture, and I think that's what bothers me the most. Tell me what you think.