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Every morning here at the library, we get newspapers. Sometimes, I'm the one who puts them on the sticks and on the racks for our patrons. Mostly I do it if I feel like it, because I need to leave my office and look at something else.

Today, I was really struck by this picture on the front page of the New York Times.



Photo by Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times



The picture is striking, artistic & beautiful in a way many photos in newspapers aren't. This woman, a shock of red (even her face is red from the cold) in an otherwise black-and-white world. The caption underneath reads, "A Kyrgyz woman going to milk her yak in the Wakhan Corridor in late August had to contend with the first snowfall of the year."

The article is also interesting. The current war in Afghanistan, and many others of the recent past, largely do not touch those in the cold north of the country, who just get on with their lives.

We're at war, too, remember. It's just so easy to forget. We do a fine job isolating ourselves. Even if we don't have to feed yaks.

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starfallz
Oct. 29th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is a gorgeous picture.
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