I posted in my photo blog some photographs I took from the scene of a memorial vigil tonight for the victims of the Aurora Theater Shooting. This photo is personal, and it shows a string of paper cranes I folded in honor of the victims and strung up in a tree at the memorial.
“There’s 12 of them,” a woman whispered to me after I had hung them. One for each of the fallen.
I took inspiration from a Japanese phrase; 十人十色. Literally translated, it means “Ten people, ten colors.” In essence, it means that every person is different and brings something unique to the table. To each their own, in other words. I thought it only fitting that we remember the victims as individuals and thus folded each of them in their own different color to represent the friends, family and community members we lost.
My high school friend’s husband was lost. My college neighbor’s childhood friend as well. A fellow aspiring journalist with a love for hockey. My friend’s brother’s roommate.
They each had stories and they each leave behind memories and footprints in the lives that they touched.
I posted this last night in my personal blog and thought I would share it with any of my photo blog followers.
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