Tuesday, September 06, 2005

All Right, They Got Me

From the L.A. Times:
BATON ROUGE, La. — In the chaos that was Causeway Boulevard, this group of refugees stood out: a 6-year-old boy walking down the road, holding a 5-month-old, surrounded by five toddlers who followed him around as if he were their leader.

They were holding hands. Three of the children were about 2 years old, and one was wearing only diapers. A 3-year-old girl, who wore colorful barrettes on the ends of her braids, had her 14-month-old brother in tow. The 6-year-old spoke for all of them, and he told rescuers his name was Deamonte Love. The picture is also from the LA Times (Mark Boster)
So, as usual, kids get the upper hand. Just when I was feeling sorry for myself because my world is going down the tube to oblivion, kids show me up again. They just don't know defeat. And, out of the mouths of babes, the hands of kindergartner in this case, comes ironic wisdom (it can't be just wisdom, it has to be ironic wisdom). Its significance for the state of America is obvious:

2 comments:

Redjalapeno said...

A robot with bruises.

That is the most precious thing I have seen in some time.

Keep'em comin' Doc, we all need it!

The Green Robin said...

We have seen some children and some families straggle up here to the mountains and they have all been enrolled in our city/county schools. My concern now is for the thousands of animals (pets mostly) that have been left behind.
Have you seen Hotel Rowanda yet? Be sure to pick that up, listen closely for Nick Nolte's infamous speech and then the whole New Orleans mess will make tons of sense. Disgust.