Sunday, 28 June 2009

Theme: Where is our blogger?



This Theme Day is in support of our missing City Daily Photo blogger from Tehran. As a blogging community we support his continuing involvement in this community where he posts photographs and stories about his city. This community works toward breaking down the barriers between cultures and peoples and, in its own small way, making the world a more peaceful place to live.

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Furthermore, as an individual, I support the Iranian people in their endeavour to shape a society to their own liking. It is not a struggle for western style democracy and freedom. It is a struggle for self-determination. I am a small part of a world-wide hum that recognises that my emphasis on the individual should not necessarily replace their emphasis on the collective or the communal.

I stand on the sideline in thoughtful contemplation of a people wronged. I support self-determination for all peoples through communal watchfulness. The world is a community. The world is watching.

20 comments:

Petrea said...

Watching closely, Julie. I like your way of expressing how this doesn't have to be what anyone else wants, but what the Iranian people choose.

Hilda said...

I like the point you made, Julie: freedom to choose, freedom of self-determination. Too often, peoples try to impose of others what they think should be and that is where the troubles begin.

brattcat said...

Indeed. Well said, Julie.

Babooshka said...

Absolutely right. Freedom to choose, freedom of self-determination, their choice, not ours. That is such a thoughtful observation. Excellent post and one I should learn from.My passion for my soapbox can cloud the issues at times.

Ann said...

Well said Julie. Its not about what we think their country should be, its about what they want it to be and that they have the opportunity to be heard. I hope that by adding our voices we can raise awareness and let people know they are not forgotten by the rest of the world.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent collage to support the people of Iran who want their votes counted and our missing fellow city daily photo blogger who we all hope is released from custody soon.

Jim K said...

I have also been following a couple of people on Twitter from inside Iran. Word coming out today is that one of them may have been arrested. I love those balloons.

Joan Elizabeth said...

You've put together a great image and put together your thoughts so well.

Jilly said...

Impressive collage for today's solidarity for Iran, Julie and your words make so much sense. The world IS a community, indeed.

cieldequimper said...

Perfect post for today, thank you.

Ineke said...

beautiful image and word Julie

JM said...

Julie, there is some news regarding 'A' being set free tonight, but I will not posted it until confirmation.

Julie said...

Oh, I do hope so, JM. Let us all know when you can. You are doing a wonderful job of keeping us all informed here. Bravo!

Jacob said...

Creative post, Julie. And you said what needs to be said so very well!

Denton said...

Julie, your reflections on CDPB's contribution to world peace closely match my thoughts that in a small way our photos bring the world closer together ... hopefully "A" will be released soon along with all the others who have been arrested, hopefully the violence will end, and hopefully the citizens of Iran will have their vote counted.

bandit said...

Hi, Julie,

Hope I'm not imposing, but nicely done.

Willie

Laurie said...

I hope JM is right about tonight.

Julie, this is powerful and beautiful. I'm so proud to be part of this world community. I learn so much from all of you every day.

JM said...

UPDATE 20h00 GMT:
It has been confirmed by two friends, who have been giving news the whole week:
AMIR IS HOME NOW!

Julie said...

I have read this just now on your site, Jose. That is wonderful news for Amir, for his family and for his friends.

I must thank you, dear friend, for all the work that you have put into this. Your example has galvanised our community like never before.

Kim said...

Julie, Your eloquence speaks for our whole blogging community. Thank you for this post!
-Kim