Friday, March 30, 2012
I have looked at this photo for a very long time this is what strikes me.
The first being, I can not even begin to imagine this life. My life in North America is so very different. I realize that my observations come from a very naive and inexperienced place. A place that however naive is compassionate to the plight of this group of people. I believe that such photos raise awareness, and when we are more aware, we are better able to adjust our way thinking and be people of action and advocacy.
It looks hotter than hot.
This well is HUGE. ( Has anyone ever fallen in????)
I guesstimate that there are close to 200 people in the photo ( I tried to count, but my eyes are not that good)
There appears to be at least 2 or 3 pots / containers per person.
I look and I wonder how many people come to this well each day?
How big are their families?
I wonder how far they have to walk?
I find it interesting that both men and women gather at the well.
I wonder how long this well has been active and how long before it runs dry.
Just a few of the things that popped into my head...
What do you see? What strikes you?
I hope in the very least it makes you thankful for the running water in your home.
On a side note I would love to give credit to the person who took the photo, but could not find the original source. I will continue to look, and when I do will happily post proper credits.