Lest we forget ... some thoughts
To see this child; to feel what he's feeling;
to experience the impulse to rescue.
To see this child and imagine yourself in his place,
to experience his reality vicariously ...
his history, his fears, and --now--beyond fear, his numbness.
To see this child and feel sorry for him.
To see this child and feel nothing.
To pass the photo without a second glance.
To deliberately inflict the kind of harm the boy has suffered.
To sell weapons to those who will inflict this kind of harm
on other innocent children while you turn away.
IMAGINE GROWING UP NEVER KNOWING SAFETY