Returning to Paris from the Ham Fair we came upon a peaceful demonstration in support of an organization called Handicap International. People were throwing shoes into the pile to be sent to those injured in war. We chatted briefly with one of the organizers and she told us about the schools they have built in Afghanistan. There were exhibits showing mine fields and pictures of innocent children hurt by war. It was very touching.
There were many people visiting the booth and picking up brochures.
Many people were out just enjoying the day.
I just visited www.handicap-international.us to learn more and find they also help with people dislocated from typhoons and natural tragedies. Most often I share things that delight me. What delighted me this day was seeing the people donating their shoes and taking part to do something for those less fortunate than themselves.