Sunday, February 2, 2014

Evanston: peace

        Most of the 65 Reuters Pictures of the Month for January on their iPad app are of human violence—in the Central African Republic, the Ukraine, Syria, the West Bank, Kashmir, Mexico, a 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz; one of our violence toward nature, hunting dolphin in Japan; others are of natural violence—an Indonesian volcano; floods in England; snow in Atlanta.
        A more representative image is of nature being violent to itself:  a sea gull attacking a dove released in St. Peter’s square during a prayer by Pope Francis; but I prefer the one above of a Japanese Macaque in a hot spring.  Only he seems to have found peace.