Sunday, April 19, 2015

What If God Was One of Us

Remember: Not all people in this world received the same blessings that you have: opportunity, house, education and comfort. We must not forget that we don't live without a purpose and this purpose is to help one another.
'If God had a name, what would it be
And would you call it to His face
If you were faced with Him in all His glory
What would you ask if you had just one question
What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make His way home
If God had a face, what would it look like
And would you want to see
If seeing meant that you would have to believe
In things like Heaven and in Jesus and the Saints
And all the Prophets and...
What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Just tryin' to make his way home
Like a holy rolling stone
Back up to Heaven all alone
Just tryin' to make his way home
Nobody callin' on the phone
'Cept for the Pope maybe in Rome'

"One of Us" is a song written by Eric Bazilian (of The Hooters) and originally released by Joan Osborne. Released in March 1995 on the album Relish and produced by Rick Chertoff, it became a Top 40 hit in November of that year. The song is the theme song for the American television series Joan of Arcadia. The song was nominated for three Grammys and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, but Osborne was unable to repeat the success and is considered a one-hit wonder.


Noke said...

Schöne und interessante Bilder von den Menschen.


Michel dit Tonton Mitch' said...

Formidable réflexion et formidables clichés !

Bob Bushell said...

If only God knew......................
Great pictures Daliana.

Rick Forrestal said...

It's impossible to pick a favorite . . .
these are such wonderful portraits.
You have a gift for capturing great people pictures.

ANRAFERA said...

Photographies full of details; moments that transmit. Congratulations for your excellent works.

Gunn said...

Strong and important images.

Fram Actual said...

The impasse you pose is one I think about regarding myself nearly every day, Daliana. I am incessant about finding a way to be happier and more content with myself and my life, but I readily acknowledge that my name should be Fram the Fortunate when I consider where I have been and what I have done in comparison to so many others, especially when in comparison to those born into Third World nations.

Some people believe god is within all of us. Whether or not this is true, who can say? But, I think we all should try to live our lives in such a manner.

Your photography is exquisite. I could add many more similar adjectives, but the day is not long enough to do so. I prefer No. 9, the shot of the little, old lady passing by in the midst of a number of other people who seem not to notice her. They fail to realize that in a very few years, any one of them could be her.

Anna-Luisa said...

Какие колоритные люди!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Some nice photos in B & W, as shown great social reality, very good!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Powerful images, excellent work !