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 Peace¬†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.