Thursday, January 19, 2012

360 Degrees of Emotion

" People will forget what you said...People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel"

Maya Angelou

To feel is to know your alive...some native proverb that sometimes makes me want to shoot it! Too much feeling too much life...can make your skin peel. For those journalist that work Wartime scenarios my heart goes out to you. Too much loss to witness, it will change you...I have a few friends that yes they have somehow survived seeing slaughter of civilizations and emotional turmoil at there finger tips.
Eli Reed he's taken a bullet to his camera in the days of Nicaragua in chaos. Lived to tell the stories.
Nick Ut in Vietnam documenting the death and disaster as ravaged that incredible landscape and culture.
Shame on American Politics and greed.
For me its one day at a time...being an American I can say we are blessed in many ways...FAT with privileges and abundance.
Our problems are nothing compared to third world issues. Basic water needs and pollution contributing to things like River Blindness and all the things that bottle neck mankind into weak genes.
Food shelter and heath to sustain
Many barely have fabric for their backs and abuse for others such as rape of children with no regard for innocent souls.
We have it made here so all I can say is this day reach out and be kind to someone in need.
Feed someone you know that is hungry and look around.
I am in a freelance business and most photographers I know are suffering for the hunt for work continues.
Its a dog eat dog world at times but as Americans lets first practice kindness in our backyards.
Love our earth, conserve where you can.
Share where you can
And above all forgive and move forward with LOVE.
Avoid those who are self involved or teach them to blanket their robes of entitlement with others.
I know many a fine Lord and High Priestesses that have gone beyond for Green and splendor.
Usually they are the humble ones.
Need not sport their deeds but move quietly with their kind gifting as it may be.

Join Hands and Pray for Kindness and Peace

we all can make a difference esp in little ways if you have faith you can heal those who need love
I thank those journalist who have shared and put their lives on the line for the world to see reality.

Nick Ut
photo by Nick Ut

Villager's Fleeing a Napalm Strike, Village of Trang Bang, Vietnam, June 8, 1972
© 2004 The Associated Press

A print can be purchased at the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe NM

Eli Reed
photo by Eli Reed
Kids in Harlem

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