This photograph was taken at a floods relief camp in Muzaffargarh, earlier today. A young flood victim, with mehndi (henna) on her hands, decorated by relief workers.
I see the picture and so many thoughts come to mind. Thoughts of happiness: that the child has at least gotten to get a smile with this little act of celebration. Thoughts of sadness: that so many children will spend Eid in despair. Thoughts of responsibility: how can I make this Eid better for at least one child? Thoughts of determination: it will not be easy, but we will ride this too.
But the pictures says it all. And more. There is no need for me to elaborate or explain these thoughts. Because these thoughts – like this child – belongs to all of us.