Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Life on the street

Since we're only supposed to post one photo here, I have put two together to give you another glimpse into daily life. Pictured between the two vehicles is a young mother selling fruit. Typically one of these vendors is on the street selling for a good 6-8 hours I would say.
I point that out to then draw your attention to the young child sitting in the bottom left hand corner - picture 2 - he spends his day sitting on the embankment surrounded by six lanes of heavy traffic. When we first moved here I was always so nervous for these little, tiny children, but now I see that they know that this is their day - they spend the day playing with little sticks, bits of trash, running around or just sitting. I try not to let it break my heart...they don't know any better at this stage of their young life...it is all they know.

4 comments:

luggi said...

We could all use a little more solidarity in our lives together; I don't see much of it.

Kate said...

We don't seem to take good care of children of the world, do we? That's why I give to UNICEF. Not much but it's something. Intend to volunteer in an orphanage while I'm in México. Not much but it's something, I guess. I wish we'd become outraged!! Then maybe something would happen to protect kids.

Nathalie said...

A very moving post for a sad state of affairs. I do find however that some of our kids who think that only a Playstation is fun could learn from kids who can amuse themselves all day with little sticks and running around.

The Wellspring said...

Nathalie, I agree with what you said...there are a LOT of kids in our world who could learn some important life lessons from these little ones...

And Kate, keep on doin' your thing - because you're right...it's something!