In the rubble of war we see a woman caked in heavy dust, her face wiped clean in streaks but with tear stains sacrificing grief to gravity. She has long black hair covered in the gray powder. The woman is holding the empty body of a small child with the head unsupported, the legs and arms drape boneless from her outstretched hands and fingers. The toddler is barefoot, dirty, bloody, broken.
The woman’s dark inset eyes are focused on her child as she sobs.
The mother and child have the same desert-brown coloring of Moses, Jesus, Mary, Mohammed. We do not know if the mother and child are Israeli or Palestinian, we can’t tell --
The camera pans and we move on…
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