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What The World Needs Now
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 1:24pm, Sep 04
Culver City CA United States
5 Comments


My Vision of Peace
Strangers pass each other by easily. But I've noticed that when I'm out walking with my dog Angel, people tend to pause and connect, with a smile or words. The same thing happens when I'm out driving my old VW. I think this is brought about by a comfort people have when they recognize a common source of joy--in this case, a happy beautiful dog or a cute classic car.

My husband and I often joke that world peace could be achieved by sending golden retrievers all over the world. Put them in old VW's and watch what happens. In truth, this image is a metaphor for recognizing the joys that we have in common--the emotions that make us realize we are all connected.

The reflection on the car shows children in South Sudan, from a photo taken by Dr. Ken Waxman while serving with Doctors Without Borders.


Medium
photography, digital paint work

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celieann     3:29pm, Sep 04

celieann

I know exactly what you mean. I have three little white dogs and when I am with them everyone is my friend--otherwise people never talk to me. Last year my partner did a piece called "Puppies for Peace"--it is in last year's book. Love your photo.


matej     5:02pm, Sep 04

matej

interesting work


kelebek     5:29pm, Sep 04

kelebek

Thanks for the feedback! I am enjoying browsing the images and messages here on The Whole 9.


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