Monday, December 28, 2009
Children of France....1965
We were on the bus...traveling from Paris....to...somewhere else in France. Don't remember where ..right now.
These children appeared to be alone, in a bombed out building ...a result of WWII....a dirty, unrepaired, unkept, unsightly small village in France, which had not been rebuilt..after the war.
I wonder if that town remains bombed out..rejected....forgotten.
And, I wonder if these beautiful children made it to adult-hood...or if they too were rejected and forgotten.
Moments after I snapped this frame, from the window of the bus, the little girl lifted her skirt and exposed her sadly naked baby body. I wondered where the parents were.
Most of us in America, haven't a clue just how well off we are.
Say your blessings every day and be thankful....for the beauty and bounty with which we have been blessed.
Original photograph and text by: N.E.R.