I’m really not into this style of photo imagery though it has it’s place just as other styles do and can render well at times.
A friends daughter with a single mother who was coming out of an abusive relationship doing the best she could with limited resources for her child had a much loved poster of butterflies to brighten up her then otherwise gloomy room, one day when seeing this photo she became enamored of it and asked if I could make it into a poster like her butterfly one?
I thought of this child born to poverty and disenfranchisement and it broke it my heart imaging her gazing wistfully at a poster of butterflies on the wall and where her thoughts and dreams carried her.
It breaks my heart that there are millions of children born to poverty and I consider it a global indictment that such things exist.
It is a wound inflicted upon the collective spirit of humankind – an unnecessary purposeless wound.
I told her I could but wasn’t able to print it to match the same dimensions but assured this wide eyed child excited about the prospect I would make an effort to do so and I would have moved heaven and earth to follow through.
Fortunately I had a friend in town who does a lot of computer work that knew someone who could – took a couple of weeks of scouting around but the look on her face when presented with her new poster was worth it.
Since I do carpentry work I had made a frame for it as well and it only seemed fitting to make another for her other poster.
So a new poster and a freshly painted room to bring a smile to a child’s face, how good is that? How worthwhile is it to invest in a child’s life in some way?
Do you believe the welfare of children everywhere should be a universal concern, a driving force?
If you do then mount up and do what you can to make a difference, don’t be content to leave it to others, don’t ignore what is all around you – you can make a difference.
I was a little hesitant to blog this as I didn’t want any to think I’m praising myself, I emphatically am not – the intent is hopefully to raise awareness, an awareness that would compel people to action whether a child is their own or not.