Field of Gold (Edited by Kevin House)(Dedicated to Haite)

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© JamesHarmon McQuilkin
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Richness comes from more than monetary worth could ever supply. Passion and joy for what we do, friends and all the people we love, good health, a humble abode, and the security of daily provisions to sustain us.
I don't know about anyone else, but ever so often I take these things for granted, and have the audacity to demand more.
So much tragedy has happened all over the world, and now in Haite--where the loss and devastation is beyond my imagintion. I can hardly look at the pictures. Sending prayers is important, but the reality is money means nothing unless it provides relief of some sort. What good is gold if it can't provide the necessities to ensure survival. May the healing and rebuilding now begin. If sending money is the best I can do, then so be it. It is my duty; otherwise, I would be pretending it could never happen to me and my loved ones. Peace

(Thanks for a great job Kevin)

20 responses

  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    This is a very interesting photo. I like the tones, shadows and yellow colour of the pebbles. Are these stones naturally yellow? Where would you find these?

  • Mike Olbinski

    Mike Olbinski gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Very the yellows here...

  • dp *

    dp * said (15 Jan 2010):

    Next to the "Yellow Brick Road" Bill. Nice job of PP and great words to go with wonderful photo. dp

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    This is a fabulous collaboration! Truer words were never spoken.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Well said and a very nice collaboration.

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    FAB indeed :)

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    good work!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Wonderful shot!

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Peace back at your brother. Your words touch me - I can't look at the images for long either. Actually, they show too much, and people become jaded and complacent. My favorite charity for these kinds of catastrophes is Doctors Without Borders. Big hug to you for this image.

  • linda woods

    linda woods said (15 Jan 2010):

    Doctors without Borders is great. Unspeakable tragedy and suffering, and how long will it take to improve this situation? It seems like one more minute is forever too long. Good photo.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    great image, wonderful message! great team works.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Superb blend of imagery and narration. Excellent teamwork!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a fabulous collaboration too!!!!!!!!!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip said (15 Jan 2010):

    Haiti has seenn many disasters, but this is the worst. The year 2008 was only one of many years hurricane have brought untold misery to Haiti. Hurricane Jeanne of 2004 passed just north of the country as a tropical storm, dumping 13 inches of rains on the nation's northern mountains. The resulting floods killed over 3000 people, mostly in the town of Gonaives. Jeanne ranks as the 12th deadliest hurricane of all time on the list of the 30 most deadly Atlantic hurricanes . Unfortunately for Haiti, its name appears several times on this list. Hurricane Flora killed over 8000 people in 1963, making it the 6th most deadly hurricane ever. An unnamed 1935 storm killed over 2000, and Hurricane Hazel killed over 1000 in 1954. More recently, Hurricane Gordon killed over 1000 Haitians in 1994, and in 1998, Hurricane Georges killed over 400 while destroying 80% of all the crops in the country.

    Hurricane Georges Approaching Haiti: September 22, 1998

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Wow!!! Gorgeous. Good attitude and value system around wealth James!!

  • Camille Susak

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  • Snezana Jovanovic

    Snezana Jovanovic said (16 Jan 2010):

    Peace... Hoppe we all find it...

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Excellent image,,,wonderful teamwork,,and such true words,,

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Awesome for a good team

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    wonderful collaboration and post....

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