During my drive to work this morning, I came upon a soldier (in uniform) walking on the side of the road. It was obvious he had car trouble and decided to walk for help. Cars were driving past with no sign of stopping. Sad. So I pulled over and asked if he need a ride. His eyes lit up and he said, "Yes".
"Where are you headed?" I said. He told me that he was on his way to the Army National Guard Armory for a class. He then went on to tell me that he was headed to Haiti. We talked quite a bit about deployments and Iraq. He shared to me that a ricochet bullet got him in the leg. Where am I going with this story? This young man shed blood for his country, yet none of them wanted to help him when he needed it. Huh. Despite all that, he is still serving the people who won't serve him in return. Now that is service before self.
I know that there are people out there like me who would pull over too. I just wish that more of us were out there. Spread the word and the Karma.
It's Day 19 of the Picture-A-Day Challenge and the week is moving along. My Buist Academy intern, Anna, joined me today at the office. Isn't she the sweetest? I really enjoy having her around because she is so full of life and energy. Plus she makes me laugh a lot. I really wish she could be around more often. The picture (above) is a portrait of Anna that I shot while waiting for our lunch order. It's basic window light with a bit of direction. I am really big on giving my subjects direction.
This is a drive by catch. I rolled down the window of my car while at a stop light and captured this old building. I could have done better if I had time to pull over and dedicate more frames. But, for a moment in time, it's not too bad.
Can you believe the electrical box is right outside of my building? Good thing it's not in use! Still, it's graphic and fun.
Andy says the picture above is not frog eggs! It's boiling water. Pretty fun huh? This is his Day 18 photo, which he shot last night while I was making dinner.
Andy shot his Day 19 photo at the barber shop while waiting to get his hair cut. Funny...the barber doesn't look too busy. Maybe I should take up some clippers and kick up my feet. Just kidding... that would mean I'd have to put the camera down.