The inscription reads:
Never again should a people starve in a world of plenty.
His Girl Friday’s question has a more complicated answer. In some ways the photos seemed to create a narrative – in an ironic sense. They were taken in Cambridge, Massachusetts (although that is not particularly relevant). I was wandering around snapping photos as the Fish Wife and Dolly D were sitting enjoying the sun.
(As an aside, the ability to take large numbers of indiscriminate photos is one of the joys of digital photography. I probably wouldn’t have taken these photos if I was still paying for film and processing!)
Anyway, as I was wandering around I spotted this statue in a corner of the park, so I strolled over and snapped one side of it – the side with the inscription above; then went round to the other side and took a snap. Initially I didn’t pay any attention to the guys lying on the benches in the background – I could also remove them from the digital image later!
Subsequently, I discovered that there was a small community ‘sleeping rough’ in this park. Then I realised how easy it is for us to airbrush the poor out of our world, even when our rhetoric says something different!
I hope that makes some sense, and that the photo will enlarge this time.