Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;
Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile
The short and simple annals of the poor.
In a year's end section, The NY Times has collected over 260 pictures with short blurbs honoring common people who died in 2011. It is hauntingly touching. We can each think of someone to add. If any of you are moved to do so, send a photo and a vignette to C2S. Better yet, why not also honor living common people who do uncommon things? We encounter them every day.
See: The Lives They Lived
My mother passed away on August 21st. She had only a short few years to her enjoy her only grandchild, Madeleine. The picture captures the one walk they ever took together.
Submitted by Matthew Loney