Friday, August 03, 2007

Of Human Bonding

Everywhere I go - the supermarket, the gas station, the library - I overhear conversations between complete strangers. People are discussing the bridge collapse and how narrowly they or a loved one or a friend missed being on the bridge when it fell. I much prefer those brief moments of bonding to the media frenzy with news programs sending their top anchors to report directly from the tragedy, the fallen bridge serving as a dramatic backdrop for their reports.

This drawing, done by a fifteen-year-old boy named Will Bornhoft, demonstrates how something like this touches the human spirit.

Photographed by Jeff Wheeler for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


Beckie said...

Something like this does touch lives everywhere. I am kind of wondering about my aunt and cousins who live in the area - I haven't talked to them in years and don't even know how to get in contact with them.

The chalk on the garage tells the story well. He did a good job.

sue said...


Becky said...

I love that drawing. The news just becomes "too much" after a while, esp. when they don't have answers and have 10 people on there discussing possibilities.

teahouse said...

That's really sweet. I've been catching up on reading your posts, and I'm so glad to hear that you're ok..crazy that you drive across that bridge so often.