from a "click and hope" photographer


“We may have different religions, different languages,
different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.”
~Kofi Annan~


lilymarlene said...

So true!
I have never understood colour prejudice. We adopted a mixed race child, who had a lot of trouble at school. I encouraged him to see it as "their" problem, not his, as they were cutting themselves off from a wealth of human contact.
I told him that when they were jibing him (he used to get eggs thrown at him and spat on but wouldn't let me go to the Head)that he had to say that they were "small minded" and if they didn't understand what that meant to go and ask their mothers!!!! I don't suppose he had the courage, but I felt that it would get their mothers involved and they might put them straight!

Annie said...

Amen, and I wish we'd all realize that what Kofi Annan said is profoundly true. I am reminded of a short story by Isaac Asimov that told of the coming of a new race from outer space - the perceived threat to Earth unified all the peoples to a single identity and purpose.

inspired said...

And every one's DNA is unique and also individual to that ONE person.. Amazing ..

dot said...

Nice quote!

Sheila said...

Who knew Guilford had so many international visitors.
One world, one people..!

RUTH said...

This particular Guilford is in fact the name of a local company that makes specialist textiles...not quite sure what the mean by that!

Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche