The challenge word is “forward”

February 22, 2013

And my answer is children.

My children and your children.

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Today we were given drink boxes, fruit bars and cookies at a conference downtown and Chloe’s first thought was of finding someone needing food and handing them out.

Chloe never walks past with her eyes cast down. She sees and touches and does her best. No one is invisible to her. No one is on the fringe.

The world will move forward with people like her in it. She and her generation will go far to eradicate racism, homophobia, hatred and fear and live responsibly as stewards and not lords of the earth.

And, if Chloe has anything to say about it, no one will ever eat shark fin soup with a clear conscious knowing they did their part in the mutilation and drowning of helpless animals.

That’s forward to me. You go girl!

Photographed especially for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge…Forward

Veronica and the blustery day
That "Wet Coast" kind of day

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  • Reply Chris Breebaart February 23, 2013 at 12:44 am

    wow. great set of pictures

    • Reply Veronica February 23, 2013 at 6:07 am

      Thank you Chris, thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  • Reply Felicity February 23, 2013 at 3:55 am

    another post and photos that are full of emotion. I can feel it through your words and pics. Yes, Asians are used to drinking shark fin soups but nowadays they use something else to make ‘shark fin soups’ to replace the real one. I dont understand either why people drink that. Japanese people eat whales.

    • Reply Veronica February 23, 2013 at 6:06 am

      It’s so true Felicity. Here, in Vancouver, these discussions are very media driven, and as C is studying media and in 3rd year CMNS, she is very aware. I’m glad there is such a strong media push for awareness of these things and I’m glad people take notice. 🙂

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  • Reply Becca February 23, 2013 at 8:21 am

    What a wonderful, compassionate daughter you’ve raised. I hope my own will grow up to be as tolerant and thoughtful of others. Well done, you. 😉

    • Reply Veronica February 24, 2013 at 7:39 am

      Oh Becca, they have the most wonderful mother! For sure they will! 🙂

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  • Reply Sabra Bowers February 23, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Gives me hope and takes away some of the sadness of it all. C sounds beautiful on the inside and I know she is on the outside. Have a pleasant evening.

    • Reply Veronica February 24, 2013 at 7:37 am

      Oh good Sabra, I’m so glad. We’ve got to keep our eye on that girl. I think she’ll rock. 🙂

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  • Reply Sara v February 25, 2013 at 4:16 am

    Go Chloe! ! And congratulations Veronica for giving her the great example and support to feel strong to go forward:-)

    • Reply Veronica February 25, 2013 at 7:30 am

      Thank you Sara. I hope I do. 🙂

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