Christmas is over, our house is full of toys, I can't barely walk without stepping on some toys. We really can't help ourselves and wanted to give our child as much. While we really can't do much for these people, but occasionally we just have to remind ourselves not to take it for granted and be thankful for what we have. This boy reminded me of my own childhood in a small village in Laos, play with whatever we might find in the landfill, like this boy, playing with a discard shell of a bicycle wheel. Tyler is a little spoil, but it is Christmas and he is only 2 years and 10 months.
I always have a problem how we over-use our resources and especially at this time of the year. Yesterday they had to have a traffic coordinator for the recycling place. The traffic jam was so large. Plus it has never been so bad how much foods have been thrown away like in the last days (according to my newspaper). I think we could change a lot starting in our own homes buying less. What we can't change is what is going on in these countries. They very often stand in their own way and the rich don't care what their own folks have. Very sad. I also have to add that not all the Swiss are per se rich yet hard to compare, we have a system that tries to balance out.
It's a brilliant docu type image. Very strong. Sadness is written all over his little face.
a poignant image Way and stronger in b/w (if you needed it to appear any stronger that is) Of course we spoil of kids and grandkids but there is always time for reflection.
This year Zoe (8) and Fay(6) decorated a shoe-box and filled it with some toiletries, writing and colouring pencils and some of their toys that they don't play with anymore (that was difficult for Fay, she is such a hoarder) and sent them to a school in Uganda. A small token, but it has had a profound effect of both the girls, they understand a little that not everyone is as lucky as they are.