Perspective and Gratitude…

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The picture on the right is currently making the news all over… it's one of the “iconic” images that will likely stick around for a while and will represent a certain point in history.

The picture shows the drowned body of a Syrian boy washed ashore on a beach of Turkey; his family tried to flee the civil war in Syria and trying to escape, Aylan, his brother, and his mother died, while his father was the only survivor.

It's “interesting” (fully aware that this is a horrible word in this context) that it is this picture that creates such buzz at the moment. There have been many more cruel pictures of dead kids from the Syrian war for years – killed in explosions, in gunfire, dying in their parents' hands. Those images did not create the stir this picture did. [click here to continue reading...]