Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Blanca 4, with her brother Sandy 5, shows off her shoes at a homeless shelter in Annapolis. This was from a story on a shelter where the reporter and I spent a night at a shelter, I left at lights out but he spent the night. I know that pictures of homeless children like this one and the one below are more then a little cliched and manipulative, they really don't tell the complicated story of how our society can turn on a dime and leave it's luckless citizens with nothing, or of the misfortunes and bad choices that people can make.
But, pictures like these work.They hopefully reach through the blinders we all wear and touch our hearts. At least that is what I was aiming for.