America sucks why Come? This young tagger asks. Why go anywhere? Stay in your zone and don't learn anything about how the rest of the world lives and works, perhaps you will never realize that all humans are the same. We are witnessing a massive homogenization of the world, and travel now is imperative, the next generation may not be able to tell LA from Moscow.
The massive canker sore that scars lower Manhattan has sprouted mold in the shape of giant metal cranes. Step out of your thoughts and imagine the earth as a petri dish, and humans as mold growing. The ground zero hole, or any city seen from afar will mimic exactly the movement of mold.
The Mr. Softee man see it all.
Traveling, driving, walking, seeing, recording, processing, proofing, filing, scanning, and sharing with a limit of 550 pixels of width, and this may be the only fleeting moment of time that all of this effort comes to fruition, another humans' eye on it via this blog, engaging and thinking about it. Probably less than a second or two will be spent by maybe 100 people looking at this photo and then it's gone down the stream of constant imagery, never to be printed or seen again.
Stepping into this woman's shoes for a minute. She wakes up and is ready to spend her day attempting to spread the world of her Lord to the masses of sinners who come to the beach to show off skin or leer at it. The vast majority walk by her and her message like water around a stone, paying no mind at all, a few pause to mock her or to shoot her photo, (increasing her anxiety of her weight issue.) A few take a brochure, but of those few 95% of them end up in the trash or floating in the ocean, or blowing around in a whirlwind under the pier. It's hard to go out in public and stand up for something you are passionate about. Most people prefer to never take a side on any issue, who has the energy? It's hot out there, and when she signed up for the street ministry that Sunday she had no idea the looks she would be enduring all day long as the sea of people drip past her. But she feels good that maybe she is reaching one of these sinners. Even reaching one would be worth it. She has found something that makes her feel good about her life in Religion, and she sincerely wishes to spread that good news to others. The day will be over soon and the couch and TV are waiting.
These kids walked by her 10 times that day and never took a flyer. At least one of them is already a Christian I know. I bet you wouldn't have thought that.