A Touching Photograph

Since I’ve been diving headfirst into photography with the arrival of my new (to me) camera, I’ve found myself looking at other people’s photographs in a new way. This is one of my favorites:

June 2014

June 2014

This was taken by my minister’s oldest son on a recent trip to Israel. He is part of the Ultimate PeaceĀ initiative which teaches Jewish and Palestinian teens conflict resolution through the sport of ultimate frisbee. While there, he makes origami peace cranes and leaves them in the Western Wall – recently, he’s asked us to write prayers on the paper he takes with him, and I’ve done so a couple of times. It’s a humbling experience to think of my prayers becoming a part of something that is much larger and more complicated than my simple corner of the world. If the old saying is true, and a picture is truly worth a thousand words, this one speaks volumes.