Wall Street stands firm, confident in her ability to make money seem beautiful. But doesn’t beauty lye in the eye of the beholder?
I stood on Wall Street staring at the new Tiffany shop which compelled her customers to admire and adore her fabulous, expensive and outrageous diamonds.
Across the road were protesters with signs “fear Wall Street not us”. They were passionately furious with the drive that Wall Street’s love of money, which she pushes to make the world go around.
Liberty Street is stood tall next to Wall Street. What at oxymoron. Liberty stands for freedom, hope and a new life, yet due to the demand which Wall Street ignorantly brings, the protesters fight for that freedom which blissfully hovers somewhere slightly forgotten.
Liberty Street has compassion on her guests, welcoming them and encouraging them to make their voice known.
Seeing this gave me an insight. I was standing between Liberty and Tiffany; neither beautiful but rather desperate.
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder then I am challenged to expose my eyes to the truly beautiful treasures of the world which pass me by so easily no fault of their own. I want to expose my eyes to helping those in need, to the lost, the broken and the abandoned. Whether right or wrong, Liberty Street made herself a home for the people who needed a reminder that freedom, hope and a new life is very real and can be experienced. I want to do the same.