" To create space that establishes a connection – between our lives and theirs.
A space through which to reveal themselves fully, to speak their minds, tell their stories, reach out to touch.
To dispel the story and fill the gaps, to create a window for the light that shines through the children.
To ask for support but not from pity – rather from a concern for perfect children in an imperfect world.
A child ought to be seen whole, who he/she is now, not fragmented and cast aside as a mere object to either be ignored or pitied.
It is through their "childness" that we brought the gifts of wonder and magic, of play and creativity,
of nurturing and fearlessness. Of intuitive justice and purity. Of intelligence and courage. Of love... "
(Extracted from "If I were rain", a book about children in India, by Nanni Singh and Youthreach.
This picture of mine is a continuation from the earlier one. Both are specially dedicated to my dear friend, Ros,
thanking her for the wonderful book that touched my soul, enriched my mind and strengthened my love for children.)
~ Part of my new gallery: exposed...~