Thursday, February 18, 2016


Today's word "refuge" reminded me of a famous song by a famous singer/activist from Venezuela, Ali Primera, well known throughout Latin America. The name of the song is "Techos de Cartón" (Roofs of Cardboard). The song is about the experience of homelessness and sleeping under cardboard. It starts with the words:

"How sad the rain sounds on the cardboard rooftops."

Walking in the city today I came across this pile of cardboard, and thought it was a good image for today's word: Refuge.

Pile of city garbage or materials for a roof? Photo by Curtis Kline