hope & faith can be elusive enigmas, at least for me. then i see (or witness) and image such as this and everything becomes clear. for me the father's hand is the epitome of hope and the child faith. i can feel this father's yearning for his child to have a good life even though he knows unspeakable hardships exist and the child saying, "i have no idea what's going on but if you take the lead i'll follow."
A man touches his newborn baby, born three days ago, at the Israeli hospital in Port-au-Prince January 20, 2010. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
"you remind me of the babe."
"the babe with the power."