Wasn’t going to blog about this topic, but this photo swayed me. Not going to get into what happened this week in Ferguson, Missouri and the maelstrom of Internet drama that followed. Enough has been said, and although I’m certain there’s much more that needs to be said, I’m not sure I’m the one to say it. Even if I were, I think I need more time to digest my thoughts. Although I can be rather transparent with my thoughts here, I’m careful with certain topics. This is definitely one of those.
However, there’s only goodness in the photo I’ve included above. Want to know the whole backstory story about the image? Well follow this link: Police officer and young demonstrator share hug during Ferguson rally in Portland. I’m careful about including sources, so check out the original. The photographer is Johnny Nguyen, and he’s @chambervisuals on instagram.
There’s not much more I need to add. The photo says most of what I’d like to express. We’ve got more in common than we sometimes remember. Hug your people a bit more tightly, will you?
Carolyn Wonderland said somewhere recently, ‘We are all God’s children. Don’t forget that shit.‘
I had already seen that photo, earlier. It made me cry then and it makes me cry now but also gives me hope.
You know Barbara, I get that. We need to remember that our emotions and our vulnerability are part of what makes us able to persevere in the face of some of this stuff.
I love the boy’s story, and I love the story of how they ended up hugging in this photo. Thanks for sharing it so more people can see it and read it.
My pleasure. Thanks for reading and commenting.