Wednesday, December 27, 2006

children & war




These children were all part of the 350 villagers we met on the first days of our trip. The child with the knife was playing in the midst of their flight from war. I find it especially hard to witness children in these kind of situations, the fact that they don't completely understand the situation makes it worse for me. In the picture with the boy smoking in the background it's easy to see this, but I should add he wasn't much older and wasn't a soldier.

1 comment:

FCB said...

Man, these children capture the heart with their beauty and innocence. Thank God that children have kind of a out of sight out of mind reality. This helps spare them much anxiety. Although the picture under this one with the girl and her belongings, is painful to look at as her face shows the anguish.
Dad