Thursday, May 14, 2009

We're Only Human

How many of us have done this... or at least wished we could? Posted by Picasa

"If each man or woman could understand that every other human life is as full of sorrows, or joys, or base temptations, of heartaches and of remorse as his own . . . how much kinder, how much gentler he would be."
~ William Allen White

It's a hot sultry day in the city..the air is heavy, no breeze; it's been a long day of work. Walking home from the subway, perhaps a short cut through the park to see some cool green grass and beautiful flowers or a fountain or two.....she spots an empty bench and stops to rest a moment. Maybe the warmth and the smell of freshly tilled earth reminds her of her childhood in a small town far away; her eyes close... just for a moment... to remember that place and time, the people she loves. That's all it takes, just a few seconds and sleep takes over, the worries of the day fade and dreams abound. Oh, that we all could have such blissful, quite moments in the midst of our busy days!

Carmi has picked "human" for his theme this week. I took this picture a couple of years ago, in Brooklyn. I loved how relaxed this woman looks and have often wondered what her day was like, was she in the park for a specific reason, was she waiting for someone? It just seemed like a special moment, captured unawares... waiting for the perfect time to be shared.. that would seem to be now.

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1 comment:

Paul Nichols said...

I was right. Benches with people are more interesting.