Thursday, February 12, 2009

Picture Worth a Thousand

Call me a sucker for pictures where children's lives are being saved. In any event, the picture says so much about humankindness, and its historical context says so much about unhumankindness. The contrast between how it played out and how it could have played, between the breathe of life shared with an infant and the possibility (even if only entertained for an instant) of denying that infant the breathe because of her race makes the picture glorious, I think. Overcoming and all that. So different from Birmingham of a few years earlier. Thank you Mr. Carroll.


Blogger Vineet Kumar said...

Very good picture like the small boy.

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March 05, 2009 5:23 PM  

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