December 17, 2007

Wanting a Meal

He heard a soft, high-pitched whimpering
and saw a tiny girl
trying to make her way to the feeding centre. 
As he crouched to photograph her, a vulture landed in view. 
Careful not to disturb the bird, he positioned himself for the best possible image. 
He would later say he waited about 20 minutes,
hoping the vulture would spread its wings. 
It did not, and after he took his photographs, he chased the bird away
and watched as the little girl resumed her struggle. 
Afterward he sat under a tree, lit a cigarette, talked to God and cried. 
“He was depressed afterward,” Silva recalls. 
“He kept saying he wanted to hug his daughter.”

From <a href=”http://www.flatrock.org.nz/topics/odds_and_oddities/ultimate_in_unfair.htm“>The Ultimate Unfair</a>

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