Tuesday, April 26

Faithful Friends, Passeig de Lluis Companys, Barcelona

Faithful Friends, Passeig de Lluis Companys, Barcelona [enlarge]

Friendship, love, hate, happiness or sadness are a universal asset, inherent to the human race. Friendship knows no creed. Anyone that is able to love, to be kind, to do good, to cultivate friendship is a person and not "the source of all evil". We tend to stigmatize religion, we foolishly fear the unknown, people that look different. These two muslim women covered with what we would refer to as a beautiful peace of cloth, witness to their faith, are looked over the shoulder by many and are generally misjudged by the western world. If I look underneath I just see two wonderful friends, maybe more valuable as persons than many ignorant racists in the first world. This is a delicate issue and maybe the mere fact of musing on it sounds silly or irreverent. Sorry about that. By the way, let's not forget that other well known good citizens of this planet wear or have worn a veil and nobody ever cared. Yet another example of how absurd this debate can get to be. The picture was taken at Passeig de Lluis Companys, Barcelona

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4 Comments:

Blogger Leif Hagen said...

I like the colors of their clothes and the relaxed mood of those friends talking together!

12:09 AM  
Blogger Chrissy Brand said...

A really good photo- thanks

Chrissy

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Gary Wilkinson said...

Your comments and photograph were very thought-provoking.

I love how you manage to get over any barriers that the viewer may have of just seeing two muslim women in traditional dress but you help us to see real people - two friends having a a conversation.

Well done and thank you Carlos :o)

Gary

1:24 PM  
Blogger Gurvinder said...

great pic, but they're sikh not muslim

12:05 AM  

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