June 17, 2011

The Most Beautiful Picture Ever


From Yahoo! and Getty Images

I saw this picture yesterday, and it is the best picture I've seen in a long time! This picture was taken a few days ago during the riots in Vancouver, Canada. The riots started after The Canucks (A Canadian hockey team) lost against an American hockey team. Hockey is like American Professional Football, Baseball, and Basketball in one. It's the biggest professional sport in Canada.

This picture was taken as police raced to stopped rioting and fires among other things. As police raced to save lives and stop violence, media photographers took photos of the historic events. One photographer spotted these two people in the middle of the action, kissing. You can imagine the shock value of such an image. Glass breaking, fires erupting, screaming obscenities, and a couple kissing, displaying love and affection? It just doesn't fit.

Turns out, the photo was actually mistaken. You see, the girl lying on the ground was injured somehow during the riots and her boyfriend came over to help her and gave her a small comforting peck on the lips. Although it looks like a long, steamy, passionate kiss in the midst of animosity, it was only a peck.

Overall, I LOVE this picture. Even if it wasn't meant to be taken in such a way, it speaks volumes to me. It can be interpreted in so many ways. When I first saw it, it just made me think how love over powers everything. There's a lot going on in the picture but those two people just captivate you. I would've loved to see this live (not under the rioting circumstances, but you know). Love just makes everything seem lighter, lovelier. This looks like a scene from a movie, but it's real life which makes it that much more special in my opinion! :)

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