Reading. Writing.

reading, poor,education

“A girl writes in a notebook she collected from a garbage dump in Lahore, Pakistan. Thousands of children pick recyclable items from waste dumping points to earn a living for their families.”


K.M. Chaudary, Associated Press. Photos of the Day, April 1, 2015 wsj.com

 

Comments

  1. see how it prevails………..

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Reblogged this on William Chasterson.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. And so world inequality prevails, although if the girl can write that could be viewed by an optimist as a start on the long climb towards equality.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. See the joy on her face, from something many of us take for granted.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    ….. the wonder & innocence of children!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Wow–this image just pulled me up by the short hairs…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. an interesting and good post

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Hence, it’s never impossible to believe that rain is indeed Someone’s tears.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. We have no idea how lucky we are to have been born in the “have” part of the world.

    Liked by 1 person

    • So true. Reminds me of this:

      We all come into existence as a single cell, smaller than a speck of dust. Much smaller. Divide. Multiply. Add and subtract. Matter changes hands, atoms flow in and out, molecules pivot, proteins stitch together, mitochondria send out their oxidative dictates; we begin as a microscopic electrical swarm. The lungs the brain the heart. Forty weeks later, six trillion cells get crushed in the vise of our mother’s birth canal and we howl. Then the world starts in on us.
      ― Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

      Like

  10. And that look of happy on her face as she writes or draws or both…
    I almost want to see what it is, but I also kind of like leaving that to my imagination (and hers.).

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Goes to show that happiness is available in every moment, all circumstances,
    Putting conditions on how it should be available to “me” makes it elusive.

    Let’s all be Children of the moment!

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Christie says:

    Through the lens of the AP reporter I see the Discovery & Interpretation of their focused view…momentary joy shared by the two beautiful little girls who Discovered a Treasure, a Discovery in which they can steal a rare moment of childhood pleasure, drawing, writing, creating with their imagination & the Beaming Discovery of the Light of Hope…some people in our society have No Clue & have now Discovered, the plight of children around the world involves either living in the massive garbage dumps or eking out a meager existence among the garbage dumps..they spend their day among hypo needles, human waste, trash, etc. helping to secure items to trade or sell to provide food, fuel etc for their family. ..A sad commentary of the reality of some precious children in April of 2015…I do not think that children should have the responsibility of an adult. Hopefully, the impact of this image will bring people to action, to pray, to donate, to care & to appreciate the many blessing we have in our daily lives….the large city in which these girls live – Lahore, Pakistan was touched by terrorism on 3/15/15 , two Taliban suicide bombers attacked Christian churches, killing 15 and injuring around 70 people. So many people need to Discover & Explore, Compassion, Understanding and Seek Peaceful Unity. Let your loved ones know you love them and hold them a bit tighter, tonight.

    Liked by 3 people

  13. Christie says:

    clarify — (the photographer’s) focused view

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Reblogged this on sherriemiranda1 and commented:
    How far would you go to get your story out? I doubt many of us would go this far.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. This reminds me of a trip we made while on our Fact-Finding Delegation to El Salvador. We went to la Cooperativa las Marias, a coop where men, women and children work together, but if the men decide they don’t want their wife & kids anymore, the men have to leave, rather than kicking out their current family in order to start a new one.
    They were all very poor, but very happy. They fed us like we were kings. And when we took out our notebooks, the children were in awe. Mine was a stenographer’s notebook, quite plain, really, but the kids were shouting “¡Que’ bonito los libritos!” (How beautiful the little books are!”).
    I vowed that day that someday I would go back there with books & pencils for all. 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  16. very, very powerful.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Christie says:

    Sherrie, I loved reading about your experience. I know they we love the gifts you take. them. Will you also take a few pencil sharpeners & colored pencils?

    Liked by 1 person

  18. there is beauty here…thank you, david. smiling about the universal song of self-expression.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: