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Tuesday, August 29, 2006


I was sitting and shooting the breeze with Peter a couple of days ago (bang bang), when he told me about a blog he liked called "Confused of Calcutta." He said that he first made a connection with the blog when he read a post that referred to a picture by Gerald Waller that was an old favourite of his. Well, I looked it up, and it's quite stunning, so here you go:

Click on the picture for a larger version. And in case you can't read the caption, it says:
A 6-year-old orphan from Austria ecstatically embraces a brand-new pair of shoes just given to him by the Red Cross.
The photograph is by Gerald Waller. And I can't help wondering if the boy in that picture still has the shoes. And what they must mean to him today. A childhood lost and regained?
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