While looking at photos from our last trip to Nicaragua, to find the hotel shots I posted for this challenge on my other blog, I found these. I looked for other photos for this site last evening, but couldn’t find what I was looking for. But this pair has not left my heart since seeing them. The challenge was to post what means “beyond” to us. Beyond what we can see, understand, know etc. But this post is more along the lines of beyond what we are willing to see, or acknowledge etc.
This pair were taken at a senior center in Nicaragua. The puppet team was performing and the outreach team went along. I was very overwhelmed here. It wasn’t like a senior center here. I’ve tried 3 times to write the next line.. but I guess it’s better left unsaid. Anyhow, in this photo, this gentleman wanted us to sing a song, the name of which he could not remember. Turned out to be ‘How Great Thou Art’. He was a neat old guy, with VERY good English. I was standing beside him in this picture. We are ‘beyond’ the focal characters standing in the front of the photo. But beyond us yet, is one who went nearly unseen, almost as if she didn’t ‘exist’. Not everyone wanted to join us for the show… But someone found her (2nd photo). 🙂
Other entries found at – http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/weekly-photo-challenge-beyond/