Burka on Yonge St.

I have to admit, I sorta felt bad about photographing this woman. I did it surreptitiously but I suspect she knew I was photographing her. I know there’s a lot of controversy about the burka but since some of my friends are Muslim I really don’t feel comfortable offering an opinion. Frankly, I’d love to discuss this with a few of my female Muslim friends and see what they think. That’s one of the benefits of living in such a multicultural city as Toronto; you don’t have to go far to get first hand information on any culture or religion. If you are closed minded, however, Toronto certainly isn’t a city you’d enjoy. I have to admit, I used to be that way. But getting to know quality people from all backgrounds and all parts of the world has opened my eyes and mind. Sure, multiculturalism comes with its own set of headaches and griefs, but if you are honest with yourself and ask the question, Am I a better person for knowing people from various cultures and religions, you have to answer yes. If you think, no, then your world will forever be a small one. Unfortunately I have not had the luxury of being a well travelled person in life, but my mind has travelled far and wide on the stories and lessons and opinions of the people I’ve met from around our globe. And of course, there’s the food. Here in Toronto you can experience the culinary arts of almost any land on earth. Food for thought. Oh, I should mention I added a gaussian blur to the photo in Photshop.

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2 Responses to Burka on Yonge St.

  1. melissakoski says:

    I love diversity and my city is short on providing it. Thanks for sharing the photo.

    • Sorry to hear that about your city. Not sure if you’ve visited Toronto or not, but if not you should make a trip one day. Not that far from Michigan, as I’m sure you know. Great for photography and also for food. Thanks for popping by.

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