Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October Ovation/Admirable People

Barrie Summy had a very good idea.
Today lots of people would write about people they admired.
I'm rather bored of the cult of celebrity - I don't think I'm the only one.(!)
Anyway, I admire people who do jobs that are difficult and require kindness and patience.



Monique works with handicapped people at the United Cerebral Palsy center in Chelsea.



As does Semika. Both of them help their clients get on to the buses at the end of their day.
They and their co-workers are always cheerful.



Darrell drives a specially equipped bus.



As does Jose.
Their contribution to the general welfare is much more valuable than most other people.
I'd like to thank them for allowing me to photograph them.

25 comments:

  1. Thank you for celebrating the efforts of people who do their jobs well, with integrity and with dignity.

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  2. I too admire people who go about their jobs with love, grace, and dignity. Thank you to each one of the people you photographed. Indeed they are special..as they bless those they are helping. I hope they feel blessed today too...

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  3. i love this post and admire your choice.

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  4. Excellent choice. These are the folks who truly make the world a better place.

    Terrie

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  5. Thank Elisabeth for highlighting these people. They do a great and important job!

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  6. Great post. Reminds of the great people working on the geriatric floor where my mom is a currently a patient. It takes so little, really, to show appreciation. Thanks.

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  7. Yes, these people are the unsung heroes.

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  8. The common man and woman do not get enough credit for all they do so kudos to you for highlighting them.

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  9. Elizabeth, thank you so much for joining in. I like this post about people who care for others and do it with a good heart.

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  10. They are truly heroes. Thanks for sharing their pics with us!

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  11. I love this post! Well done.

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  12. Elizabeth, I love this post! Thank you for sharing these heroes' pictures with us and thank them for me.

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  13. Elizabeth, good to see you've recovered from your blog lag and appreciating NYC and all the interesting inhabitants. I agree completely - celebrate the ordinary people who are extraordinary in their service to other people as opposed to those noticed for their looks or money. Plus your subjects are beautiful.

    I have to admit to being a bit homesick for England too. I saw the Liberty tea photos and thought, ooooh, is there finally a great spot for a cuppa in NYC? Then I noticed that you were remembering London. Henri Bendel's used to have a nice full tea, but they replaced it with a sweater shop. From what I heard about the kitchen, they were doing us a favor.

    I love your fall fruits and veg and the shadow shot day continues to be a favorite.

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  14. Yes, Elizabeth, there are those individuals who care more and choose their work accordingly. I'm sure all three would be delighted you paid them tribute.

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  15. What admirable people with an extraordinary job. Thanks for bringing them to our attention.

    Paz

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  16. Lovely tribute! A perfect antidote to the cult of celebrity and unearned adulation.

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  17. I've just been reading backwards through your prolific blogging week. So many delightful things!

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  18. This is excellent in every way, E. Bravo.

    PS Loved talking last night:)

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  19. Absolutely wonderful post! Thanks to you for choosing to do it and of course a special thanks to these selfless everyday hereoes.

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  20. I admire them , too ! Great post !!!!!!

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  21. Wonderful post, Elizabeth. These are people to admire.

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  22. This is a wonderful tribute to some wonderful people. Anyone who can remain patient and cheerful while doing a difficult, demanding and often thankless job is truly special.

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  23. Eilzabeth, your mom lived through Breslau's bombing? Wow! Yes, we should talk. gabrielegoldstone@yahoo.ca

    p.s. I love the photos.

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  24. Great article!
    When I was in the US it is their blessing part that I admired a lot, and still remember them in my memories.
    You get my appreciation as reflecting their brave-heart stories.

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