This has been a black week in Nova Friburgo. A week a dealing with death and destruction, a week of mourning the loss of life and property, homes and businesses. The atmosphere has reminded me of the sense of shock in the weeks after 9/11. No longer in Friburgo but in Rio, in the comfort of the apartment in Ipanema, I have read many news articles, scrolled through hundred of photos and have wondered why? You can imagine the list of whys that have gone through my mind, no answers are there and are likely to never come clear. In the randomness of death and destruction by Nature, there are no answers to why.
This week has also been a white week. The purity, the kindness of neighbor helping neighbor, the relief on hearing of loved ones safe and uninjured, shines white in all our minds.
The relief of this week almost as painful as the fear of last.
The battle of good and bad, happiness and sadness, life and death, White and Black.
A few photos I have taken this week with my little point and shoot. A few examples of use of black and white, the colors, in Rio de Janeiro.
our famous sidewalks made with black and white stones. a dressing room made of black and white and shadows, A glass wall made with black etched glass, a dining room set for lunch, a statue of Joseph made of white plaster, old building and new construction, and the Harleys for the new motorcycle cops of Rio.