orenshani7
2 years ago1,000+ Views
Is it too naive to hope? 2015 in reflection.
This is my picture of the year for 2015. I didn't have to think much to select it. It was a bit harder to compose the text for this card because although it may seem at first that this picture speaks for itself, the truth is that when I took it, I didn't know what I was looking at. I was lucky to be able to take this picture. Lucky to happen to be in Keleti station in Budapest at that particular moment, lucky to have a stealthy little camera that enabled me to take the picture without drawing attention to myself, lucky that the dove didn't fly away and that the little girl was pulled away by her mother only few seconds after that. So I can't take too much credit for the picture or for the story it tells. The real heroes of this picture are those who are in it. I'd like to draw your attention, from the girl and the dove to the young men at the top right corner of the picture. At the time this picture was taken, they could take the train to Vienna and further to Germany, but they didn't. They waited another month for the thousands of refugees that they were leading in this epic exodus, to arrive. Will history remember these young men as courageous leaders who saved thousands of lives? Only time will tell. Only time will tell what will be the faith of a little girl who was naive enough to hope to catch a dove - the symbol of peace, in a hectic and violent world. I go into 2016, asking myself if it is too naive, or if in fact imperative, to be as hopeful.
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@nicolejb, this is for you
2 years ago·Reply
This is for our challenge, yes? My goodness, @orenshani7. I'm quite close to tears. "Only time will tell what will be the faith of a little girl who was naive enough to hope to catch a dove - the symbol of peace, in a hectic and violent world." May we all be stubborn enough to refuse to lose that naivety. 💜✌🏻
2 years ago·Reply
Beautiful words, beautiful image. @orenshani7 I'm actually in awe of your ability to take an image and explain its complex meaning to you. With the context of the world problem that you addressed, this image speaks volumes. Thank you for such a beautiful explanation and a beautiful card. 2016 hopefully comes with son recognition for the good deeds of humans like that! Sharing with others that will appreciate this:) @TensaZangetsu98 @MaighdlinS @SarahVanDorn @ParkHwaYoung @felicityautumn @NickMcCormick @KyleBerke @buddyesd @JamiMilsap
2 years ago·Reply
May all of us keep that hope alive and bring to ourselves and others the wisdom that is born in the naive innocence and love of children! Thank you @orenshani7 for sharing your thoughts!
2 years ago·Reply
It's even more special that this was captured in Budapest, and it's beautiful you can share the stories of this place with us :)
2 years ago·Reply
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