The most beautiful human moment of my life

June 4th, 2009

What I love about this is how human it is. The tank commander doesn’t want to just run this guy over. Don’t think of it as a man facing down a machine. Think of it as a very brave, very scared man facing a very scared kid inside a machine. That kid is making a very hard moral choice and, at least for the moment, making the best human one.

We don’t know how many people died that summer, but this man, just coming home with his groceries, stopped it from being more.

8 Responses to “The most beautiful human moment of my life”

  1. q says:

    Remember the blood on the square twenty years ago

  2. Remember the blood on the square twenty years ago

  3. i guess the pic is gone now

  4. No, but I am human. Why?

  5. Jeff says:

    Human, you claim — are you sure? Here, read me back these letters:

    AFWSOFPS

  6. I…

    I can’t quite make them out for some reason.

  7. Jeff says:

    Interesting.

    Joshua, describe in single words only the good things that come into your mind about… your mother.