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Sunday, 24 June 2018

storm is threatening | the best way to carry a baby | We wants safety

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the best way to carry a baby

#08 | by Md. Imam Hasan

Untitled [Dhaka]: photo by Muhammad Imam Hasan, 14 June 2018

What is it about this world of color and life and the living we find so strange, so threatening and wrong, so deeply, darkly, dangerously not-us?

Bermuda shorts stars n stripes ball cap senior guy in line at ice cream shop on Solano, will you die if exposed to it, as we were always taught about radiation after the blast?  

Or is this perhaps what being born feels like, though we will remember nothing of what came before, except for a single word, and never be able to say it, and the look on your face, as you quickly turn away, and I shuffle past, tells me I ought to speak for myself?

Dhaka | 2018 | by Sohail Bin Mohammad

El movil tambien es una buena arma... | by mavricich

El movil tambien es una buena arma.... [Pinamar, BsAs, Argentina]: photo by pablo mavricich, circa 2018

DSC07574-stavrosstam | by stavrosstam

DSC07574-stavrosstam: photo by Stavros Stamatiou, 26 May 2018

DSC05214-stavrosstam | by stavrosstam

DSC05214-stavrosstam: photo by Stavros Stamatiou, 14 May 2018

3 comments:

TC said...

Stan Ridgway & Wall of Voodoo: Call of the West, live, 688 Club, Atlanta 1982

Wooden Boy said...

I loved the Gaza City shot by the beach with the horses.

There are people who might get their meagre portion pity out of the box for the border protest shots - "Of course, there's pain on both sides..." - who need to remind themselves that what is happening is a human catastrophe and that these children who are being shot head out through the waves with horses in the heat.

TC said...

Without those kids and their horses and their totally impractical fearlessness in the face of the Occupier and absolute refusal to accept the unacceptable, I think we'd be missing something, we'd not have an image, at least, an aspirational example, something to look to, beyond gain, beyond advantage, something to suggest humanity might have some value, something that proposes a possible way to live in an impossible world, not a happy way, but a way with perhaps a bit less of the natural shame that would should must attend all and everyone and everything "out here", now.

To get ourselves and our own clean somehow. To anything and anyone that would help us do that, now, for plainly we cannot do it for ourselves, we would offer encouragement, for our own sake as well as theirs.

How could we not.

"When the rain washes you clean you'll know". (!)