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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Desperately Seeking...

Kidney sign, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Photo by myself in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

A small sign caught my eye the other day. There's no telling how long it's been pinned up on an outdoor bulletin board.

The sign was posted by a person in desperate search for a kidney donor.

My thoughts go out to the fellow who posted the note.


Related posts: Visions of a Cheeseburger, Midtown, It's a Free Country, After All and Going for the Gold.


Olivier said...

je trouve cette annonce bizarre, c'est pas l'endroit ou je mettrais une telle annonce
I find this strange announcement, it is not the place or I would put such announcement

Lily Hydrangea said...

seeing something like that makes one grateful for good health.

BANJO52 said...

A strange, very powerful shot, Kitty.

I didn't realize I haven't been here for over a week. Great shots once again--as usual, you make feel that I'm there--and more remarkably, that I don't mind it!

On another note, do any of your old posts mention what it is you like about The Great Gatsby (a favorite I share) or Amelie (a favorite I don't share)?

Also, are you a native New Yorker? You seem to have a native's fondness for, comfort with the place.

Jiayi said...


Kris said...

I have a kidney to spare myself...

Kitty said...

Hi Olivier
I so agree. I have to wonder how many people have noticed the sign. It was in a little doorway to a business.

Hi Lily
Yes...our health is one of those things that's so easy to take for granted, it's a shame. Most of us are so lucky.

Hi Banjo
Thanks so much for revisiting!

Hm, The Great Gatsby is a book that I've reread and have found new things each time. A small book but so wonderfully written. I just love how evocative the writing is.

Amelie I love for the aesthetic - the colors choices, her clothes, Paris. I liked her quirkiness, too.

I've lived in NY over 10 years but grew up in the suburbs of Boston, which is a much more user-friendly place for children. I can't imagine growing up here, it's so chaotic. Those who do grow up here become precocious. NY kids can get through anything.

Hi Jaiyi,
I so agree. I saw the sign and it stayed with me in my head. I went back to photograph it, that's how much I was moved.

Hi Kris
We Americans have such a thing about organ donation, not sure if it's the same over in Tasmania?

Only a small percentage of people designate themselves as organ donors on their drivers license. It is sad.

Ken Mac said...

one of the more tragic things I've seen lately. Anonymously begging for life

Anonymous said...

It doesn't really strike me as strange to see that sign over there. Sometimes you find what you're looking for in the most unlikely place or person.