Friday, December 07, 2007

Misery


When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? ~Eleanor Roosevelt

11 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

A beautiful picture, a wonderful quote, thoughtful and important! Mary :-D

Janice Thomson said...

And it starts right on our very own doorstep n'est-ce pas?

polona said...

will they ever?
i wonder...

raindog said...

that is the key. incredible, meaningful quote

DeLi said...

and i can just so relate in this.

Maithri said...

oh this is beautiful,

Perfect and beautiful.

Love and deep thanks, M

Nabeel said...

very nice quote and very hard to achieve.

Princess Haiku said...

We could use Eleanor's compassion, today. On Monday, New Orleans is bringing out the wrecking ball and tearing down its four largest public housing projects. And contrary to belief most of the units were not hurt during Katrina. Less than 10% of the people displaced will qualify to move back to the new "affordable units,"after they are built. And then HUD will finance 1000 condos to be sold in the same area. Most of the people living in these places are seniors, disabled or moms with small kids. I don't know where they will go other than to live on cardboard beneath under passes.

studio lolo said...

So many people in various industries let "progress" and greed get in the way of compassion. More and more developers are squeezing housing developments into the smallest spaces and charging a fortune for them. Many remain empty because the majority can't afford them. And we wonder why we have a homelessness problem in this country.
Thought provoking post M ;)
We can dream of change.

Suzan Abrams said...

If only such a question didn't seem as impossible as it does at the moment...

get zapped said...

mary- thank you for stopping by.

janice- you said it!

polona- we can only hope...

raindog-yes!

deli- that's a start.

maithri-I knew you'd relate!

nabeel- yes, but we can try...

princess ku- wow, you really shed some light on this situation. I'm appauled and yet, not at all surprised. It's criminal!

lolo- yes, that's happening around here a lot and it's hard to watch.

suzan- that's when we really need to open up and work at it!