It was a rough day Monday. Absorbing the loss of so many that we as bystanders can only imagine the toll it’s taken on so many families. Knowing now there are those right here in our city that are hurting. All we can do is send our love. What more can we do. It is the best we can do. We can only hope it is enough.
As I am wont to do, I took a walk as the skies were darkening but on this night my mind was heavy with sorrow, still trying to sort out the whys and the how-comes. Almost overshadowing the beautiful sunset that was unveiling itself. Subtle pinks and blues merging with one another. Then there was a glowing sliver of a moon and a bright shining light above it which turned out to be Venus. It made me think how vast the universe is and how lucky we are to be a small part of it all. To experience the joy and sorrow on any given day. To have hope for tomorrow. In my photo, I purposely lined up the two heavenly bodies with a rooftop satellite to symbolize the sending of our love to not only those we lost and all of their families but to everyone across our small world and beyond who are feeling the void left behind. It’s the least we can do.
Photo Visions by Louis Rico are reprinted with permission. This photo story was originally published on Whittier, California – Our Hometown.