Tuesday, January 15, 2008
While volunteering on Christmas Day in DC, I documented this shrine to a young girl at the corner of Sherman Ave and Columbia Rd. NW. I was first alerted to its presence by Ms. Jeanie Porter.
Despite the merry trappings, it hardly conveyed tidings of comfort and joy.
It's a cruel world we inhabit, mixed with very real measures of righteousness and caring. Here's to peace.
Update: March 1, 2011
This shrine has been kept up. I have seen replacement mementos placed on this particular light-pole on and off over the years... a child is still in her loved one's hearts and memories.
This small remnant was photographed on 3/1/11, less than a block away from a shrine to Lucki Nancy Pannell, 18, who was shot in front of her residence at front of a residence in the 3000 block of Sherman Avenue NW, in February 2011.