Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bike Ride



Had to go for a quick roll on my bike this evening after watching "Waltz with Bashir." Yesterday I photographed a social event for Iraqi refugee families at Camp Williams, the event was put on by the Utah National Guard. Most of the families were here because being home was especially unsafe because they had either worked with contracted with the US over there. They were all gracious and friendly, but I didn't even try to imagine what they feel right now, transitioning, etc. I know that violence isn't exclusive to the Middle East and also that film (Waltz) wasn't even about Iraq, but it and yesterday just kinda sent my head rolling a bit about what goes on in the world. I just coasted down 900 East here in town and thought about the movie and the families I met yesterday, it's hard not to feel like such a spoiled brat sometimes when even a light wave of perspective pays you a visit.

4 comments:

Fly on the Wall said...

Waltz was a cool film. when is Anvil out on disc? I'm not blaming anyone in Ogden, but we sure ain't skating much this summer :)

Mrs. E said...

I haven't seen Waltz, but I will check it out. I have been reading about Iraq and the lives of Iraqi women. I can't imagine. Makes me celebrate this 4th with a whole new appreciation!

Melvin said...

Awesome picture....
I like this blog....
thanks a lot...

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Melvin said...

Great to see this post...
nice shot!!
thanks a lot for sharing...

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