Worth more than 1000 words

The description of this picture:

“The photo in the mail is is the Pulitzer Prize winning photo taken in 1994 during the Sudan famine. The picture depicts a famine-stricken child crawling towards a United Nations food camp, located a kilometre away. The vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat it. This picture shocked the whole world. No one knows what happened to the child. The photographer Kevin Carter left the place as soon as the photograph was taken. 3 months later, he committed suicide due to depression.”

I got this picture through a forward. It truly is worth more than 1000 words. By the time I finished reading the description beneath it, I was crying. I am much more grateful for the kind of life I am having now.

I’ve been somewhat upset these days. This picture was like a splash of cold water on my face. It was as if someone from high above said, “Wake up! It’s a lot worse out there!”

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9 responses to “Worth more than 1000 words

  1. Brinda

    Very true.. We are indeed blessed to be born the way we are. Sometimes we just fail to understand it. Rather than asking God for more, we should thank him for what he has given us- all our organs,food,clothing,shelter and above all- understanding parents.

  2. Hey…
    Thought of sharing the importance of a ritual followed by Hindus while eating the food.

    The custom of sprinkling water around the
    Plate before beginning a meal chanting a mantra?? There is actually a philosophical significance to this.
    In this way, this ritual recognizes that not
    only is food important to survival, but the very bodily
    functions that we take for granted are essential, and we
    owe all of this to the Supreme, who sits as the superintending
    power behind all bodily activity, no matter how mundane.

    Eating, then, is a profound act of worship which
    sustains the body so that we may further worship
    Brahman.

    Realized people, while eating everytime should Thank the Supreme and for the same reason
    we should never waste food once served in the plate no matter we like it or not.

  3. priyaiyer

    @brinda

    yep, we are indeed blessed. 🙂

    @suriya narayanan

    thanks for sharing the info! 🙂 and, welcome here again!

  4. Speechless…words unnecessary, so sad.
    Sathej

  5. priyaiyer

    @sathej

    exactly! our problems seem to be a trifle compared to this, innit? 🙂

  6. priyaiyer

    @hari

    😦 there is a beautiful word in gujarati for such scenes – ‘hridaydravak’, meaning ‘heart wrenching’. that’s exactly how i felt when i saw this.

  7. vEENs

    having a sad day and thinking of all the problems i had.. just another day in my life i thought..
    but then i saw this and i thought what could be worse than this?!
    and i thought i did thank u for posting it!

    and yes i should mention one thing more..
    nice blog..i like it!

  8. priyaiyer

    @veena

    thnks for dropping by and leaving a comment! you are welcome! 🙂 glad it uplifted your mood!

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