Photo of warning cones around repair work in a parking lot.
Photo and prayer 2014 by Danny N. Schweers,
I was on my way across a parking lot when these tightly-spaced orange warning cones caught my eye. Usually work in progress like this has one cone at each corner. Here were nineteen! The spilled white paint on the raw plywood reminded me of the bloody crime scenes so often shown on TV. It was as though the warning cones were witnesses gathered around to observe, comment, and pray.
In the nearby city of Wilmington, Delaware, shootings are a huge problem, as they are in Philadelphia, just to the north of where I live. Every few months, citizens organize, hoping to quell the flood of blood on the streets. The odds are against them. Even so…
Patricia (who lives in downtown Wilmington, Delaware) wrote:
Again, your metaphors are amazing. I would have never put this photo together with the senseless violence that goes around us every day. Thank you for drawing attention to this. Too often, in my opinion, violence is taken as a fact of life; people seem unable to stop it. And yet…