Friday, November 21, 2014

Two pictures

Today I feature a picture that just caught my eye, two actually.

First, a picture from CNN of a farm in Switzerland in the middle of a flood.  Extreme weather everywhere (not here currently in Seattle, whew)  Their farm as an island surrounded by the powerful water taking even more power from the sky.  Truly we are vulnerable and thus thankful.

The second picture from NPR from today's Story Corps.  You might have all kinds of first impressions seeing these two men; men of color in the 30s.  These two were cook and janitor in an assisted living home.  The owners shut down, the staff left, abandoning 16 elderly disabled residents.

Except for these two, the cook and janitor

"There was about 16 residents left behind, and we had a conversation in the kitchen, 'What are we going to do?' " Rowland says.
"If we left, they wouldn't have nobody," the 34-year-old Alvarez says.
They took care of the residents around the clock for three days.  Giving out medications, keeping everybody clean, doing what needed to be done. The sheriff and fire department finally arrived and took over.

Heros.  A number of comments on the NPR site that invariably are snarky.  No snark here. All laudatory

My favorite:
are these guys married? total marriage material!
 Also what struck me was the modesty of their remarks as they told their story

No comments: