the steady streams of people passing by
the gentle touch of hands stroking the furry creature
lightness in whispers for a homeless cat
what grace it is in ignoring every attention
Spare a change?
Reporting from the streets of Vancouver, Canada, Stanley Q. Woodvine writes about the challenges of homeless life, as well as on personal interests like anime and computers. via sqwabb — Discover Nothing better to do tonight and looking for knowledge … Continue reading
There are a couple of bus boards that caught my attention in the lower mainland. Simple photographs of men before; as a child, and now: as an adult.
Blake and Dave as children grew up from normal childhood with normal lives. Happy as can they be.
These ads attracted a lot of attention. I could see people standing and looking at them for the longest time. I wonder what were they thinking and what emotions do the pictures evoke from them.
These are their photos as an adult.
It is difficult for me to be objective looking at these subjects. Humans are not subjects nor objects. These simple photos brought out the big question: “what happened?” Good question.
Bus boards captions:
Now you know where homeless adults came from ~ Blake
People from normal childhoods with normal lives don’t end up homeless. ~ Dave disagrees.
This photo campaign is from Raising the Roof that provides objective facts about what and who are the homeless. Reading about it gave me a better understanding of the goal of the photo campaign. Blake and Dave are no longer strangers to me.
Bus boards photo credits: Raising the Roof
Viewer discretion is advised. Graphic Contents.Lent commemorates the passion and death of Jesus Christ. In a Catholic world, meditating the Way of the Cross, the last moments on the life of Jesus Christ, is part of the tradition. The Way of the Cross has fourteen stations. The Passion, Mel Gibson’s movie made millions of dollars. It’s very graphic. Catholic means universal. One doesn’t have to be a Catholic to understand these Stations of the Cross. These stations include all religions and belief system on Earth. How would you as a person or organization or leader build a better world, a caring place, and a safe environment. In a more global view, the fourteen stations could be depicted as follows:
The First Station: Jesus Is Condemned To Death
~ Kevin Carter
The Second Station: Jesus Carries His Cross
The Third Station: Jesus Falls the First Time
~ The Fall of Saigon
The Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Afflicted Mother
~ World Press
The Fifth Station: Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross
~ Doctors Without Boarders
The Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
~ Haiti Earthquake Response
The Seventh Station: Jesus Falls A Second Time
~ World Trade Centre 9/11
The Eighth Station: Jesus Speaks to the Holy Women
~ Desmond Tutu
The Ninth Station: Jesus Falls the Third Time
~ Global Warming
The Tenth Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments
~ Israel Occupation
The Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
~ Child prostitution
The Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross
The Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Taken Down From the Cross
~ Japan earthquake
The Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Laid in the Sepulcher
~ Lest We Forget