Friday, June 12, 2009

Sometimes a bench is needed

RuneE, at his beautiful blog Visual Norway, is inviting us all to join in an informal meme on Fridays. The subject is benches.
My friend on this bench is reflecting on a special exhibit at Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Shoah.
We in Jerusalem offer sympathy to the family of Officer Stephen Johns, the guard shot down on Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum--a black man killed by a white supremacist and anti-Semite.
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21 comments:

RuneE said...

Thank you for "joining" :-)

As you say, he background in this case is the grimmest possible. How mankind after all that has happened still can hold such discriminatory views are beyond me, but the I'm sorry to say that I'm naive.

bennie and patsy said...

So very very sad,that anyone could have so much hate in there soul.
Patsy

Leora said...

A lovely, thoughtful approach to this meme.

Upsetting, tragic, scary. May his family know no more sorrow.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

i like the design. it's lovely. and the quiet corner in museum like this is a place i'd always enjoy.

shalom.

Sailor Girl said...

Nice post, Dina!
Have a great weekend!!

PERBS said...

It is a comforting thought to know that people in other countries also show sympathy for this family. Bless you all!

The bench looks beautiful and I am sure is most useful to visitors that coem to reflect and meditate there.

I have a bench near the trees by the river if you care to look. . .

Vagabonde said...

You are a prolific Blogger – I have been away for a couple of weeks and am reading all the interesting posts you wrote. I was in Alaska and the Yukon, far from the News and just heard about the terrible hate crimes that happened, the murder of the abortion doctor by a Christian terrorist and of the guard at the museum by a white supremacist – how can we stop all this hate? It is very sad. On the current post – I like looking a many blogs and saw some which showed many photos of benches and chairs – so many types and varieties with very good visual effects.

Meead said...

Thanks Dina. I hope everything works out well.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

very sad - just an ordinary person doing his job. so difficult to answer the question 'why?'

Pietro said...

What a tragedy. We are close to his family.

Regina said...

Really a new meme ? cool. Nice shot on this one.
Have a great weekend Dina.

Maria said...

What a sad tragedy, Dina. I can't understand people doing things like that.

Maria said...

You are online too :))
It's 22.35 now in Vienna! Have a good night, Dina!

Barbara Martin said...

Your bench and post is a fine tribute for such a sad occurrence.

I have linked your post in with mine so others may visit.

Cloudia said...

Perhaps the world will take these haters more seriously at last.
We honor Officer Johns and send love to his family!

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Nazzareno said...

unfortunately it happens often that the reality is more ugly than every fantasy.

Phoenix C. said...

Hello Dina and thank you for your kind comment on my bench post.

What a moving tribute your post is to such sadness.

janice said...

Such a tragedy, thank you for your kinds words for the victims family.

Kay said...

I try and try to understand and forgive people who do these evil things, but I can't. I just can't.

pasadenaadjacent said...

Yup, another nut job brooding away unchecked.