I know of beauty
that no one has ever known
How could that be possible
when I seem so new in infinite time?
It is because God belongs to only you!
Did you hear that?
God belongs to only you
That is the only reasonable
payment for a single tear.
If you haven't seen the blog Humans of New York, you should check it out. Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the movement, began photographing people in the summer of 2010 with the idea that he could create a catalogue of New York City’s inhabitants. In time, he realized that the short stories from the people he met, complimented the photograph's power, and that's when his blog took off. Sometimes he simply jots down what they say, other times, it's one small snippet from the entire conversation, sometimes an observation, and often their answer to a deep question like "What was your happiest moment?" "What was your saddest moment?" "What was the moment in which you felt most afraid?" "When did you know you loved her/him?" "What is your favorite thing about her/him?" With nearly four million followers on social media, HONY now provides a worldwide audience with daily glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City.
It is amazing what people are willing to share with a stranger, and equally amazing the impact it can have. I have not gone through all of the thousands of posts, but some of my recent personal favorites are below.