I can look at these pictures all day. It's a wonderful contrast to my world...to everyone's world, in that matter. Those animal skins weren't purchased on Melrose. The price isn't marked up at 200% because of the designer name and these skins are not part of a trend. These are handmade, unique, one-of-a-kind pieces made for each individual.
I've always admired African ways. We label those countries as "Third-World" meaning they are a "developing" country. But ask yourself, just what exactly do they need to develop? Is it because these people don't have a Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter? Do they need to develop communications? We labeled them as "developing" because they don't have our technologies, our armies, or our wealth. How fair is this? Look at us! More people vote for the next American Idol than the person to LEAD our country! Celebrity couples breaking up are on the News channels. We have built social networks that allow us to be close to our friends from a distance.
Our technologies has lead us into a recession. Our armies...More powerful guns to kill more people, destroy more homes.
There are two definitions of "wealth". The first describes our definition, along with the rest of the worlds; "a great quantity or store of money, valuable possessions, property, or other riches".
The second describes that of the "developing" nation of Africa; "an abundance or profusion of anything; plentiful amount". Africa is known for its abundance of natural resources yet fully developed countries such as America has felt it's more important to control oil that isn't ours than to lend a helping hand.
So yes, a picture is worth a 1000 words-and even more interpretations. What do you interpret it as?