February 23, 2012

Courage on my mind

Sketched from a small photo in newspaper story about her death. When I looked her up, I would say it's not a very goo facsimile of the real Marie, but then again, neither was the newspaper photo. 
This is a sketch of Marie Colvin, an award-winning journalist, born and raised in NYC but who worked for the Brtitish Sunday Times. She died while covering the siege of Horns in Syria recently. 

She had previously lost an eye in a Sri Lankan skirmish while covering the event. She married another war correspondent who worked for the Spanish press. He committed suicide because, according to a close friend, "the world was not a kind, nice and dignified place anymore."

Something about this whole story made an impression on me. I am still trying to sieve out the many thoughts and emotions connected to it. Sometimes there are reminders of a world far away from the stuff of blogs, tweets, and follows that cannot be denied.



Mary C. Nasser said...

What a powerful portrait.
I am your newest blog follower!
All the best,
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Diane Moline said...

Thanks, Mary! I'm a subscriber of your blog and get to read it every time it appears in my email. Love your stuff and glad you liked this small attempt to honor Marie's life.

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