Day 566: It's been a while, ain't?
Sunday, June 21, 2015
I came across this article yesterday, among some photo journalism posted on the Reuters website:
The headline read "Toddler Harper Beckham's designer clothes go on sale for charity."
I recognize most (I think) of the big names, but other than that, the lives of the rich and famous pretty much pass me by.
I probably wouldn't have noticed the article at all, except immediately below it was the following:
The headline was "Migrants and their cherished possessions."
A three-year-old wears $4000 dresses while a 15-year-old's most prized possession is a plastic rain poncho.
I know, the poor will always be with us. But the juxtaposition of those two stories, representing the extremes of luxury beyond imagining and grinding poverty, hit me like a gut-punch.
Some days it's enough to make the angels weep...
G'night, Sparklers, wherever you are.
**My apologies: the links will not work, and I can't figure out why. It's quite late here, and I'm going to bed. I'll try again tomorrow...
p.s. ONEKIDSMOM's idea seems to've worked a treat - -%20 appears to do the trick...