Imagine by Joan Baez

Brazil and Peru

There were times I was brought to tears by the poverty I witnessed in areas of Brazil and Peru.  Another time near the harbor in Salvador, Brazil we were being stalked by two men probably to steal my camera and any cash we may have had on hand.  Fortunately a Brazil Naval Officer with a rifle noticed and stepped in to our defense.  While walking in “Old Town” in Salvador I passed a dying puppy laying on the sidewalk while everyone just walked around.  I stooped to pet and sooth the pup who was near death and again my eyes filled with tears.

“Humankind cannot bear very much reality” 

~T.S. Eliot