The enduring spirit of Baghdad.

Posted July 10, 2011 no picture Steph K

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" Despite hardships and lingering violence, residents imagine a new version of the ancient city,"

Source: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/07/baghdad/...

" Despite hardships and lingering violence, residents imagine a new version of the ancient city,"

Source: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/07/baghdad/turner-text

They say after a reckless storm, there is always a sense of calm; an irreplaceable tranquility that is like watching the sunset against the endless sea. In this sea of blood, violence, fighting, lost brothers, sisters and friends it is but the endurance of the human spirit that inspires. Baghdad, walls crumbled, buildings destroyed stands strong, igniting with passion for a new life.

When we were children, we were taught that war, in simple terms is bad. Undeniably it is. I cannot say for certain I know how to feels to be placed in the shoes of a war prisoner, a soldier, or even a friend to any of these people. But, looking at this picture, I know not of the horrors of war but truly the strength of the enduring spirit.

When I first saw the works of Lynsey Addario featured in this month’s National Geographic magazine, I was inspired. I finally learned to see. Because despite the bleak contrasts, the chaos all around there is always a splash of color present in the canvas of Baghdad. And that color with a little hope, is here to stay.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/07/baghdad/addario-photography




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